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Wilson, Alexander (1766-1813) American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States: Illustrated with Plates.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
509
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$5,535$4,500

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

Description:

Wilson, Alexander (1766-1813) American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States: Illustrated with Plates. Philadelphia: Bradford & Inskeep, 1808-1814. First edition, nine folio volumes illustrated with seventy-six hand-colored engravings, most illustrations with arrangements of several birds, larger birds sometimes pictured alone, bound in uniform half red morocco and marbled paper boards, the bindings and sewing structure damaged, 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. [together with] a contemporary manuscript index to Wilson. (10)
Estimate $7,000-9,000


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Bradford, Philadelphia, United States, Alexander Wilson, Ornithology, Scotland, Scottish people, Zoology

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