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Audubon, John James (1785-1851) and Reverend John Bachman (1790-1874) The Quadrupeds of North America.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2865BLocation: BostonDate / Time: November 15, 2015 11:00AM


Audubon, John James (1785-1851) and Reverend John Bachman (1790-1874) The Quadrupeds of North America. New York: Published by V.G. Audubon, 1854.
Three octavo volumes, illustrated with 155 full-page color lithographic plates; the plates in volume one variously signed, some reading, "Drawn on Stone by Wm. E. Hitchcock" and "Lith. Printed & Col[ore]d. by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia," others signed, "Drawn on Stone by R. Trembly" and "Printed by Nagel & Weingaertner NY," and others with the latter imprint, "Colored by J. Lawrence"; volumes two and three with Hitchcock/Bowen plates; half-titles present in volumes one and two; imprint date in volume one with the typographical error: M DCCC LIVI; volume three undated; index leaves in volume one with marginal staining; plate 141, American Black Bear, with one blank corner torn away, the torn piece present, tucked into the gutter; the set uniformly bound in publisher's pebbled brown sheepskin, elaborately blocked in blind with titles within ornate borders, spine lettered in gilt; a.e.g., the set structurally intact, lightly rubbed, 10 1/2 x 7 in. (3)
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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