Jul 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2540 - Exhibition Hours

Sale 2540 - Lot 331

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
WILSON, ALEXANDER. American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. 76 hand-colored engraved plates. 9 volumes bound in 3. Folio, 13 1/2x10 1/2 inches, early 20th-century half calf, light rubbing; scattered soiling and foredge staining, small repairs, a few plates shaved close, plate 27 Pinnated Grouse, plate 49 Ruffed Grouse, plate 62 Blue Crane, plate 66 Wood Ibis/Flamingo, and plate 75 Turkey Buzzard all folded vertically and with some foredge damage. Mixed editions. Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1808-1814; and Samuel F. Bradford, 1824