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3245T Marlborough
May 8, 2019 12:00PM - May 16, 2019 12:00PMCalender
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Wilson, Alexander (1766-1813) and Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803-1857) with Notes by Sir William Jardine (1800-1874) American Ornitholo

$554$450
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3245T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 08, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

Wilson, Alexander (1766-1813) and Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803-1857) with Notes by Sir William Jardine (1800-1874) American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. London: Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot; Edinburgh: Stirling & Kenney, 1832. Three octavo volumes, engraved frontispiece of Wilson bound opposite title of volume one, illustrated with ninety-seven numbered hand-colored illustrations heightened with gum arabic, ex libris New Bedford Free Public Library, with some stamps (to title and page 25 in each volume) and bookplates, half-titles present in first and second volumes, bound in contemporary half green morocco and marbled paper boards (worn, some joints split, corners and joints badly rubbed), contents generally good, with some offsetting from plates, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (3)
Estimate $500-700


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William Jardine, London, United States