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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,700
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The Naturalist's Library

Author:
Jardine, William

Place:
Edinburgh

Publisher:
W.H. Lizars

Date:
1833-1843

Description:
40 vols. Illustrated with approx. 1261 steel-engravings by W.H. Lizars, most of which are hand-colored; plus added steel-engraved pictorial title-pages, many of which are hand-colored; most volumes with steel-engraved frontispieces. 6½x4¼, half calf & marbled boards, spines tooled & lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. The Naturalist's Library with many fine hand-colored engraved plates by W.H. Lizars with four main groups including: Entomology (7 vols.), Ichthyology (6 vols.), Mammalia (13 vols.), and Ornithology (14 vols.); further detailing on butterflies & moths, hummingbirds, bees, various fishes, whales, cats & dogs, horses, marsupials, monkeys, and more. Thought to be complete, not collated, sold as is.

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Condition:
Most of the boards are detached, many of the spines chipped with pieces flaked off; occasional light foxing, plates fine, else good to about very good overall, sold w.a.f.


 
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