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Harris, William Cornwallis, Sr., Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa, Delineated from Life in their Native Haunts

Auction:
2658B
Lot:
187
Sold for:
$2,640$2,200

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Books & Manuscripts - 2658B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 01, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Harris, William Cornwallis, Sr., Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa, Delineated from Life in their Native Haunts. London: for the Proprietor, by W. Pickering, to be had of Colnaghi, Wood, and Cadell, 1840.
Folio, with all thirty hand-colored lithographic illustrations "drawn on stone" by Frank Howard, and black and white lithographic vignettes at the end of each chapter, bound in contemporary three-quarter pebbled morocco and marbled boards; text leaves foxed, spotted, and water stained throughout, with a signature or two quite brown, foxing less evident on the plates, but still present intermittently, 22 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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William Cornwallis , Sr., Southern Africa, Proprietor, London, Frank Howard

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