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    With 155 Hand-Colored Lithographs

    John James Audubon and John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America - In Three Volumes. New York: V. G. Audubon, 1856, 1854, 1857.

    Mixed edition. Three octavo volumes. viii, 383; 334; 348 pages. 155 colored plates, all with tissue guards, all hand-colored lithographs. Volume I (1856), third edition; volume II (1854), second edition; and volume III (1857), third edition.

    Bound in full contemporary brown morocco with ornate black-stamped designs. All edges gilt. Gilt lettering to spines. Corners slightly bumped and some moderate scuffing to extremities and joints. Marbled endpapers. Occasional mild foxing. A beautiful, tight copy, with clean and vibrant plates. Very good condition.

    All plates present. Plate 35 (vol. I) shows some slight discoloration. Plate 58 follows plate 59 (vol. II). Plates 65, 73, 86, and 89 (vol. II) have the titles cut off at the fore-edge, caused during the binding process. Volume I contains 13 first edition plates, indicated on the lithographs as issued by Nagel & Weingaertner (plates 6, 8, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 31).

    A very nice copy of a landmark publication.

    Ron Flynn, The Audubon Price Guide.


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