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    Sale 2512 | Lot 280
    Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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    • Sale 2512 Lot 280

      AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Ornithological Biography, or an Account of the Habits of the Birds of the United States of America. xxiv, 512; 16 pages. 8vo, contemporary cloth, worn, rebacked in cloth with remnants of original backstrip laid down; uniformly browned and dampstained, related clipping mounted to front pastedown, later portrait mounted to half-title, uncut; 1896 owner's signature in pencil on title page. sold as is. Philadelphia: E.L. Carey and A. Hart, 1832

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

      Rare separate Philadelphia printing of Vol. I of the five volume Edinburgh edition of the text Audubon issued to accompany his elephant folio Birds of America. The first volume is often found alone. Volume II followed in Boston in 1835, and the set was completed with three final volumes of the Edinburgh edition. 16 pages of advertising at the end consist of a prospectus on the folio Birds of America with a list of 100 plates in Vol. I, contemporary reviews of Audubon's work, and a list of early subscribers.