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An Introduction to Natural History of Beasts & Birds [...] Adapted for the Improvement of Youth.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
1077
Sold for:
$86$70

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

An Introduction to Natural History of Beasts & Birds [...] Adapted for the Improvement of Youth. Baltimore: by Warner and Hanna, sold by them and John Vance & Co., 1807. Octavo, stated first edition, illustrated with text wood engravings of mammals and birds, two signed by their artists, on page 29, a small mouse signed "Fry" and on page 36, a small but complicated image of an elephant handler with an elephant and a tiger signed "Gobrecht"; rare, no copies in the auction record; bound in modern half leather, contents good, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.
Estimate $125-175


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Keywords

John Vance & Co., Octavo, Elephant, Gobrecht, Mammal

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