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The Estate of Peter H. Tillou | Day 2

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 646

Three Leatherbound Titles on Ornithology

Estimate: $500 - $800

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11 volumes total, including: [The Birds of the British Islands] by Charles Stonham, London: E. Grant Richards, 1906, five volumes (complete), with hand written note signed by Stonham and various ephemera tipped in, bound in three quarter red leather over pebbled cloth boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, five raised bands, marbled endpapers, teg; [The Birds of Great Britain] by W. Lewin, London: J. Johnson, 1795, five volumes (of eight), bound in full green leather, covers with blindstamped and gilt ruling, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, brown and black morocco spine labels, aeg; [L'Oiseau] by J. Michelet, Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1867, bound in full red leather, cover with gilt ruling, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled endpapers, aeg

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


light wear to extremities, scattered scuffs, scratches, and small losses to leather, some bumped corners, scattered areas of light staining throughout; Lewin's Birds lacking most plates; L'Oiseau with cracked hinge to front board