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Catton, Charles (1728-1798) Thirty-Six Animals, Drawn from Nature, and Engraved in Aqua-Tinta.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
203
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$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Catton, Charles (1728-1798) Thirty-Six Animals, Drawn from Nature, and Engraved in Aqua-Tinta. New Haven: Reprinted by S. Converse, for H. Howe, 1825. First American edition, oblong folio, images uncolored, originally published in London in 1788; leaves of text printed on rectos only; includes Table of Contents and Order in which to Arrange the Plates; plates interspersed with letterpress descriptions; bound in contemporary half leather, repaired, contemporary label on front board, rubbed, contents somewhat worn and foxed, preliminaries repaired, 16 x 10 in.
The thirty-six subjects depicted include lions, tigers, bears, elk, antelope, deer, wolf, hyena, badger, otter, armadillo, peccary, porcupine, hippopotamus, crocodile, and others. Printed for the instruction of children; rare, Worldcat lists one copy only, at the New York Historical Society.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $3,000-3,500


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David Spinney, Communication design, Graphic design, Letterpress printing, Printing, Relief printing, Typography, London

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