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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories. New York and Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon and J.B. Chevalier [1839-] 1840-1844. 7 vols., royal 8vo, 260 x 167mm. (10 1/4 x 6 5/8in.), nineteenth-century half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt and with red and black morocco gilt-lettered labels; bound up from the parts with stab holes evident, slight wear to extremities, upper inner joints of vols. 1 and 5 and lower inner joint of vol. 6 broken, plates 213, 214, 283, 284 and 285 with single nicks at fore-edges, the first two repaired, plates 310 and 442 slightly cropped, occasional slight stains, but a very good copy overall. FIRST OCTAVO EDITION, 500 colored lithographed plates after Audubon by W.E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly and others, printed and colored by J.T. Bowen, half-titles and subscribers' lists present in all volumes. Ayer/Zimmer, p. 22; Bennett, p. 5; McGill/Wood, p. 208; Nissen IVB 51; Sabin 2364.

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories. New York and Philadelphia: J.J. Audubon and J.B. Chevalier [1839-] 1840-1844. 7 vols., royal 8vo, 260 x 167mm. (10 1/4 x 6 5/8in.), nineteenth-century half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt and with red and black morocco gilt-lettered labels; bound up from the parts with stab holes evident, slight wear to extremities, upper inner joints of vols. 1 and 5 and lower inner joint of vol. 6 broken, plates 213, 214, 283, 284 and 285 with single nicks at fore-edges, the first two repaired, plates 310 and 442 slightly cropped, occasional slight stains, but a very good copy overall. FIRST OCTAVO EDITION, 500 colored lithographed plates after Audubon by W.E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly and others, printed and colored by J.T. Bowen, half-titles and subscribers' lists present in all volumes. Ayer/Zimmer, p. 22; Bennett, p. 5; McGill/Wood, p. 208; Nissen IVB 51; Sabin 2364.

Provenance: H.H. Trenor (probably a relative of J. Trenor, M.D., listed among the New York City subscribers on p. 253 of vol. I), his name stamped in gilt at foot of each spine--Joseph Widener, bookplate in each volume. (7)
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