Lot 26 of 435:
Audubon's Ornithological Biography 1832  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Ornithological Biography; or, An Account of the Habits of the Birds of the United States of America; Accompanied by Descriptions of the Objects Represented in the Work Entitled The Birds of America, and interspersed with delineations of American Scenery and Manners
Author:
Audubon, John James
Place:
Philadelphia
Publisher:
E.L. Carey and A. Hart
Date:
1832
Description:

Vol. I (of 3). xxiv, 512, 16 pp. (lg. 8vo) 27.3x17 cm (10¾x6¾"), period half brown morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. 

Audubon's text written to accompany the elephant folio edition of The Birds of America, with the prospectus for the latter work bound in at the end, including an early subscribers list, as seems to be the case for many copies. The English edition of this work comprised five volumes, but only the first three volumes were published in the United States, the second and third appearing in 1835. Howes A389; Sabin 2366.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Scuffing and wear to covers and spine; contents browned, some foxing, staining to top corners of early leaves; good to very good.
 
Item number:
291067
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