October 07, 2011 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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The Birds of America by John James Audubon

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), a seven volume set titled The Birds of America: From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. New York [vols. I-V and VII] and Philadelphia [vol. VI]: V.G. Audubon [vol. I-V and VII] or J.J. Audubon [vol. VI], Roe Lockwood & Son, 1860. Royal octavo, full embossed leather with title on front and rear boards (embossed), 5 spine bands, gilt spine lettering and all edges gilt. Includes 500 colored lithographic plates with tissue covers; 10.75 x 7.5 in. Bindings match Quadrupeds (This sale, lot 106).

Condition:With some wear to outside covers and even toning to pages. Ffep detached in vol. V, present with older attempt at cellophane (non-professional) tape repair. Small tear to upper part of ffep in Vol. II.

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$10,575
10/08/2011

 

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