Dec 06, 2012 - Sale 2297

Sale 2297 - Lot 263

Price Realized: $ 2,640
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(BIRDS.) Bonaparte, Charles-Lucien. American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of Birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson. 26 (of 27) hand-colored engraved plates after T. R. Peale, A. Rider, and J. J. Audubon; lacks plate 6 (Crimson-Necked Bullfinch). 4 volumes in 2. Large 4to, 373x289 mm, 19th-century 1/2 red morocco gilt, some wear to extremities, Volume 1/2 contents completely loose in binding; varying browning and occasional marginal stains on text leaves, offsetting from plates throughout, toning and offsetting on most plates in Volumes 2-4. first edition. Nissen IVB 116. Philadelphia, 1825-33