10-30-2016 10-30-2016
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2950B Boston
October 30, 2016 11:00 AMCalender

Bird Prints, Nineteen.

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


Bird Prints, Nineteen. A group of hand-colored illustrations of birds, including Glottis Canescens, by J. Gould and H.C. Richter, impensis Walter; plate XL from William Frederic Martyn's A New Dictionary of Natural History, London: Harrison, 1785, a hand-colored engraving of ducks and a shell; The Great Black Duck from Hudson's Bay, from George Edwards' A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, 1749, hand-colored; fourteen hand-colored plates from the Encyclopaedia Londinensis, c. 1826; and two mid-19th century hand-colored prints of Scoters. (19)
Estimate $150-250

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George Edwards, William Frederic Martyn, Hudson, London