Jun 03, 2014 - Sale 2352

Sale 2352 - Lot 189

Price Realized: $ 37,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 40,000
FIRST OCTAVO EDITION OF AUDUBON'S BIRDS AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America. 500 hand-colored lithographed plates. 7 volumes. 8vo, 255x150 mm, contemporary 1/2 black morocco over marbled boards, backstrip of volume III cracked at bottom but complete, backstrip of volume VI barely scuffed; a notably clean and bright copy, as often very few plates shaved at outside margin and some misbound, volume I introduction leaf supplied from a slightly smaller copy with professional repairs, few hinges shaken. New York and Philadelphia, [1839]-40-44