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John James Audubon, The Birds of America … :

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AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories. Philadelphia: J.B. Chevalier, [1839-] 1840-1844. 7 volumes. 8vo., (10 1/8 x 6 4/8 inches). Half titles, subscribers' lists at end of each volume. 500 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Audubon by W.E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly and others, printed and coloured by J.T. Bowen, wood-engraved anatomical diagrams in text. Original publisher's deluxe binding of maroon morocco gilt, elaborately decorated in gilt.

Condition

Intermittent offsetting and spotting, particularly to the tissue guards and corresponding text leaves at the beginning and end of each volume. Extremities a bit rubbed.
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Estimate $60,000 – $70,000
Starting Bid $60,000
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