Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 226

Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(ARCTIC.) Richardson, John. Fauna Boreali-Americana; or the Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America. Volume I only from a 4-volume series. 28 engraved plates. [2], xlvi, [2], 300 pages. 4to, early 1/2 calf, moderate wear, rebacked with original backstrip laid down; tasteful repair to front free endpaper, intermittent foxing, offsetting, and dampstaining; 1901 ownership signature of controversial zoologist William Temple Hornaday on front free endpaper. London, 1829

Additional Details

Richardson accompanied the first two Franklin Arctic expeditions as surgeon and naturalist, 1819 and 1825. This is the first volume, devoted to the quadrupeds. Some of the plates were engraved by Thomas Landseer. The other 3 volumes were issued periodically through 1837. Arctic Bibliography 14491; McGill 536; Sabin 71026; Streeter sale VI:3700; TPL 1454.