Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    John James Audubon. The Birds of America. From Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories. New York George R. Lockwood, [1870-1871]. Seventh, and final, octavo edition. [Together with:] John James Audubon and John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America. New York: George R. Lockwood, [1870]. Fourth octavo edition. Together, two works in eleven volumes, with The Bird of America published in eight volumes rather than the seven of previous editions, Quadrupeds in three. Octavo (10.25 x 6.75 inches; 260 x 170 mm.). Various paginations; 655 tinted lithographic plates after J. J. and J. W. Audubon (500 Birds and 155 Quadrupeds), printed by W. E. Hitchcock, R. Trembley and J. T. Bowen; tissue-guards. Uniformly bound in publisher's brown morocco, spines in six compartments lettered in gilt or with a single gilt-stamped fleuron and ruled in blind; boards elaborately stamped in blind; board edges and turn-ins tooled in blind; all edges gilt; light pinkish-orange coated endpapers; ribbon markers. Backstrips faintly dulled with a few insignificant scuffs; spine ends and joint edges very lightly worn, board edges rubbed, particularly at the corners; trace trivial soiling to the boards. Endpapers faintly discolored around the edges due to binder's glue. Quadrupeds text somewhat browned with some spotting throughout; Birds quite clear with only occasional tiny marginal blemishes and faint offsetting to tissue-guards; some ribbon ties torn and frayed. Near fine. The final octavo edition from the original stones, which were destroyed in a Philadelphia warehouse fire shortly after.



    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2018
    13th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,005

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the Historical Manuscripts Featuring the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $4,640,612