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36106: John James Audubon. Boat-tailed Grackle, Quiscal

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John James Audubon. Boat-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus Major, Vieill. Male 1. Female 2. Live Oak - Quercus virens. [No plate number visible]. Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon. New York: Chromolithography by J. Bien, 1860. Chromolithographed plate from the excellent first reprint of the famed double-elephant folio edition of Audubon's The Birds of America. Approximate plate size: 38.5 x 26.5 inches. A lovely image of two Boat-tailed Grackles perched in an oak tree. Very faint marginal toning, some repairs on verso, all edges chipped or with small holes (not affecting image). Fair. From the estate of Scott and Stuart Gentling.

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Estimate $1,600 – $2,400
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