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Audubon, John James (1785-1851) Ornithological Biography, with the Prospectus for The Birds of America.

Auction:
2865B
Lot:
94
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Audubon, John James (1785-1851) Ornithological Biography, with the Prospectus for The Birds of America. Philadelphia: Judah Dobson and H.H. Porter, 1831.
First American edition, octavo, with Audubon's prospectus for The Birds of America at the end, including an early subscriber list; ex library copy, in contemporary half red morocco, cloth boards, worn, printed on inferior paper, as usual, 9 3/4 x 6 in.
Audubon published the text for The Birds of America in this country to secure the U.S. copyright for the material.
Estimate $700-900


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Philadelphia, United States, John James Audubon, Ornithology, The Birds of America

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