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Birds.- Audubon (After John James) A group of seven Havell edition plates from 'Birds of America', including Boat-Tailed Gackle [pl. 187], Townee Bunting [pl. 29], Chipping Sparrow [pl. 104], Traill's Fly-catcher [pl. 45], Snow Bunting [pl. 189], Pine Creeping Warbler [pl. 28], and Yellow Throated Vireo [pl. 119], engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-colouring on cream laid paper, the first two mentioned with J Whatman watermarks dated '1833' and '1827' respectively, the latter five plates using the similar paper stock but margins trimmed, Snow Bunting with partial Whatman watermark, the first two mentioned with full sheet but folded to 730 x 600 mm. (28 3/4 x 23 3/4 in) and 670 x 520 mm. (26 1/2 x 20 1/2 in), respectively, the latter five sheets trimmed to between 580 x 395 mm. (22 3/4 x 15 1/2 in) and 590 x 455 mm. (23 1/4 x 18 in), folds and handling creases, occasional surface dirt and spotting, loose, unframed, Robert Havell, [circa 1826-1838] (7)
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Birds.- Audubon (After John James) A group of seven

Estimate £600 - £800Feb 20, 2020
Starting Price £500
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature