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Premier Auction | May 19, 2023

Fri, May 19, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 715

Three Volumes, Quadrupeds of North America

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$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

by John James Audubon and Reverend John Bachman, New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849, 1851, 1854, first octavo edition with 155 hand colored lithograph plates (complete) finished by William E. Hitchcock or Ralph Trembly after John James or John Woodhouse Audubon, bound in contemporary full green leather, four raised bands with gilt lettering and decoration at spine, aeg


general rub to boards and gently bumped corners, some overall loss to gilt, minor foxing to pages including some plates, discreet stenciling of owner's name at interior to each, delicate spines and bindings with one board detached (vol. III, front board); binding off of spine with full front endpaper separation (vol. I); retained chipping at spine (vol. II); margin notes at pp. 167, 170 (vol. II); small tear at p. 215 (vol. I)

Catesby Woodford Spears (1876-1943); his daughter Sally Woodford Spears Hinkle; By descent in the family