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Bonaparte, Charles Lucian (1803-1857) American Ornithology; or the Natural History of Birds Inhabiting the United States, Not Given by

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
181
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Bonaparte, Charles Lucian (1803-1857) American Ornithology; or the Natural History of Birds Inhabiting the United States, Not Given by Wilson. Philadelphia: Published by Mitchell; sold by Finley; William Brown, Printer, 1825-1833. Four folio volumes, illustrated throughout with twenty-seven hand-colored copper-plate engravings; bound in uniform red half-morocco, volumes two and four untrimmed, volumes one and three with trimmed edges, volume three smaller; tissue guards present throughout, text and plates in volume one very good; foxing and spotting to text leaves in subsequent volumes; sizes of volumes vary. (4)
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

William Brown, Charles Lucian, Philadelphia, United States, Book collecting, Book publishing, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Folio, Foxing, Papermaking, Printing, Publishing, Terminology

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