19 December 2002
AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) and John BACHMAN (1790-1874). The Quadrupeds of North America. New York: V.G. Audubon (vol.III: printed by R. Craighead), 1849-1851-1854.
3 volumes, large 8o (270 x 177mm). Half-titles in vols. I and III (lacking the second). 155 hand-colored lithographed plates by W.E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly after J.J. and John Wodehouse Audubon (some scattered pale foxing). Publisher's black morocco gilt, edges gilt (rebacked preserving original spines, heavy restoration to covers, endpapers remargined).
FIRST OCTAVO EDITION. Bennett, p.5; Nissen ZBI 163; Sabin 2638.
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