May 26, 2016 - Sale 2417

Sale 2417 - Lot 275

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
WILSON, ALEXANDER. American Ornithology. [with Supplement.] 76 hand-colored engraved plates. Nine volumes. Folio, 13 1/2x10 3/4 inches, near-contemporary calf, rebacked with edges restored (volumes II & III spines rebacked upside down); very few text leaves with clean tears, possibly cleaned, plates generally nice, few trimmed inside platemark not affecting image, few bound close to image possibly affecting image. Volume VI with light dampstain at top edge. Supplement bound before last section of plates in volume IX. Perforated and ink stamps of the Portland Public Library on titles and few text leaves. Philadelphia, 1808-1814, 1825