The Quadrupeds of North America
The Quadrupeds of North America
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The Quadrupeds of North America

OCTAVO EDITION, 1849-1854

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The Quadrupeds of North America
Octavo edition, 1849-1854
AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) and BACHMAN, John (1790-1874). The Quadrupeds of North America. New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849, 1851, and 1854.

The first octavo edition of Audubon's final great work. "As with the octavo edition of the Birds, the octavo Quadrupeds appealed to a larger audience and sold far more copies than the folio edition. The Audubon family business of art and natural history rolled on, beginning production of the octavo edition with J.T. Bowen as soon as the folio plates were finished" (Stamped with a National Character). Bennett, p.5; Nissen ZBI 163; Sabin 2638; Stamped with a National Character 38.

Three volumes, octavo (256 x 172mm). Half-titles in vols 1 and 3. 155 hand-colored lithographed plates by W.E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly after J.J. and John Wodehouse Audubon (vol. 1 preliminary leaves spotted, a few stray other spots/stains). Later half morocco gilt, spine with raised bands, top edges gilt (spines sunned, some rubbing to corners, couple of stains to fore-edge). Provenance: Moncure Biddle, 1882-1956 [?] (armorial bookplates).

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