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Twenty-six Lithographic Plates from John James Audubon (1785-1851) and John Bachman (1790-1874) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North Amer

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3626TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: May 13, 2021 12:00PM


Twenty-six Lithographic Plates from John James Audubon (1785-1851) and John Bachman (1790-1874) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Vol. 1. Bound in the original boards, the imperial folio plates by J.T. Bowen include Plate IV, Neotoma Floridana, Florida Rat; Plate V, Sciurus Richardsonii, Richardson's Columbian Squirrel; Plate VI, Canis (Vulpes) Fulvus, American Cross Fox; Plate VII, Sciurus Carolinensis, Carolina Grey Squirrel; Plate IX, Spermophilus Parryi, Parry's Marmot Squirrel; Plate XIII, Fiber Zibethicus, Musk-Rat Musquash; Plate XIV, Sciurus Hudsonius, Hudson's Bay Squirrel Chickaree Red Squirrel; Plate XV, Pteromys Origonensis, Oregon Flying Squirrel; Plate XVII, Sciurus Cinereus, Cat Squirrel; Plate XIX, Sciurus Mollipilosus, Soft-Haired Squirrel; Plate XXIII, Mus Rattus et Var, Black Rat; Plate XXVII, Sciurus Longipilis, Long Haired Squirrel; Plate XXVIII, Pteromys Volucella, Common Flying Squirrel; Plate XXIX, Neotoma Drummondii, Rocky Mountain Neotoma; Plate XXX, Arvicola Hispidus, Cotton Rat; Plate XXXIII, Putorius Vison, Mink; Plate XXXIV, Sciurus Niger, Black Squirrel; Plate XXXV, Sciurus Migratorius, Migratory Squirrel; Plate XXXVIII, Sciurus Feruginiventris, Red-Bellied Squirrel; Plate XXXIX, Spermophilus Tridecemlineatus, Leopard Spermophile; Plate XLI, Mustela Canadensis, Pennants Marten or Fisher; Plate XLII, Mephitis Americana, Common American Skun; Plate XLIII, Sciurus Leporinus, Hare Squirrel; Plate XLIV, Pseudostoma Bursarius, Canada Pouched Rat; Plate XLVII, Meles Labradoria, American Badger; and Plate XLIX, Spermophilus Douglassii, Douglass Spermophile, (plates are generally clean and bright with strong color, some light handling marks in the corners, final few plates are beginning to tone, Plates XV, XXX, XXXVIII, XLI, XLIII, and XLIV have a short approx. 1 in. tear at edge of sheet, Plate XLVII has a repaired 3 1/2 in. tear at the right edge extending just into the image, boards are worn with losses to the corners, top and bottom panels of spine detaching, front hinge splitting at top and bottom),27 1/4 x 21 in.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

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Hudson's Bay, John Bachman, Richardson, Mink, Parry, Pennants Marten, J.T. Bowen, Sciurus Leporinus, Xiii, Xxiii, Douglass, Pseudostoma Bursarius