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    Mark Catesby. Two Prints: American Bison - Plate 20. [and:] Flying Squirrel with Persimmon - Plate 76. Two hand-colored copper engravings from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London: 1731-1743). Both generally very good.

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    Two delightful Catesby prints from the first or second edition of Catesby's landmark publication, both on watermarked laid paper. The Bison print is toned with foxing and a diagonal strip of offsetting in the right margin; the left side shows a ragged binding edge, with some chipping extending into the left margin. The Squirrel print has offsetting down the right margin and across the bottom margin; some smudging around titles, just above the bottom platemark. Both have light penciled notations. Approximately 14 x 20.75 inches, and 14.25 x 20.5 inches.

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