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    John James Audubon. The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories. New York: V. G. Audubon, 1856. Second octavo edition. [Together With:] John James Audubon and John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America. New York: Published by V. G. Audubon, 1854. Second octavo edition. Together, two works in ten volumes, with The Birds of America published in seven and Quadrupeds in three. Octavo (10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches; 267 x 171 mm.). Various paginations; 653 of 655 hand-finished color lithographed plates after J. J. and J. W. Audubon by J. T. Bowen (Birds) or W. E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly (Quads); lacking plate 111 in Volume II of Birds, the Blue-Winged Yellow Swamp Warbler, and Volume II of Quads lacks the preliminaries and pages [1]-10, as well as plate 51, The Canada Otter. Publisher's brown morocco over beveled boards, elaborately tooled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, blind-tooled board edges and turn-ins; all edges gilt. Bindings worn. Hinges in Volume VI of Birds reinforced; text and plates toned and heavily foxed, some are worn and soiled; some pages and tissue guards chipped with tape repairs; occasional over-opening; previous owner's signatures. Incomplete and good only. Anker 19; first octavo edition: Bennett, p. 5; BMNH I, p. 71; McGill/Wood, p. 208; Nissen, ZBI, 163, IVB 52; Phillips, Sporting Books, p. 27; Sabin 2368, 2364; Tyler, Audubon's Great National Work, Appendix 2.

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