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138: John Gould (1804 - 1881)

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Description

An Exceptionally Fine Collection of Ornithological Color Plate Books. Some with the Provenance of J. P. Morgan who purchased the set from Henry Sotheran & Co., on June 15, 1899, and he donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father; each volume has Morgans commemorative bookplate on the inner front cover. The beautiful plates are in remarkably clean and bright condition, with the bindings in an equally fine state. RESERVE.

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22%

Estimate $1,600,000 – $2,500,000
Starting Bid $1,000,000
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