Dec 08, 2016 - Sale 2434

Sale 2434 - Lot 280

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
STRICKLAND, HUGH EDWIN; and MELVILLE, ALEXANDER GORDON. The Dodo and Its Kindred; or, The History, Affinities, and Osteology of the Dodo, Solitaire and Other Extinct Birds of the Islands Mauritius, Rodriguez, and Bourbon. 18 lithographed plates, 2 of them hand-colored, 2 tinted, the rest uncolored. [10, 141 pages, with errata slip preceding plate 5. 4to, 12 1/2x10 inches, contemporary half morocco, spine faded, joints rubbed; marginal foxing on uncolored plates at end of the volume. Gift inscription on half-title from Sir William and Lady Jardine; armorial bookplate of Peter Dowding Prankerd; stamp of the American evolutionary biologist Leigh Van Valen. London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1848

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first edition. choice association copy, formerly belonging to the naturalist Sir William Jardine, one of the subscribers, whose assistance Melville acknowledges on page 97. Nissen IVB 900.