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Brasher, Rex (1869-1960) Birds and Trees of North America.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
93
Sold for:
$20,910$17,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Brasher, Rex (1869-1960) Birds and Trees of North America. Kent, Connecticut: [Rex Brasher Associates], 1929-1932 Twelve large oblong folio volumes, limited edition, copy number 31 of projected edition of 500 (although likely issued in an edition of approximately 100 copies only; in the preface to the final volume, Brasher acknowledges fourteen patrons and fifty-two subscribers); illustrated throughout with 867 full-color photogravure plates after Brasher's original paintings, colored by pochoir and airbrush; each volume signed by Brasher on the title page; including a typed letter signed by Philip Brasher, dated 8 April 1931 to a Providence subscriber, asking for some financial support before the set was completed; the set bound in uniform original half pigskin with varieties of birds lettered in gilt on front boards of each volume, over pictorial Masonite boards, bound by Brewer-Cantelmo Co., Inc., New York; plates guarded, plates and text bound on three posts, bindings rubbed, leather subject to dusty surface loss, contents generally good, 17 1/2 x 12 in. (12)
Estimate $15,000-20,000


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