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The Estate of Peter H. Tillou | Day 2

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 647

The Birds of North America

Estimate: $500 - $700

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

[...The Descriptions of Species Based Chiefly on the Collections in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution] by Spencer F. Baird, Salem: Naturalist's Book Agency, 1870, two volumes (one text, one plate atlas), containing 100 color plates, bound in three quarter leather, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, five raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers

Note: Accompanied by description from Jim Cummins Booksellers, New York, NY.

Provenance: The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut


light wear to extremities, some scuffs and losses to leather at spine edges, some bumped corners, scattered light staining throughout, most plates lacking tissue guards, some image offsetting and scattered areas of staining, plates otherwise in overall good condition