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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES and Rev. JOHN BACHMAN. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. New York: J.J. Audubon (--V.G. Audubon), 1845-54.
6 vols., comprising plates: 3 vols., atlas folio, 697 x 550mm. (27 1/2 x 21 5/8in.) and text: 3 vols., royal 8vo, 275 x 191mm. (10 13/16 x 7 1/2in.), twentieth-century russet half russia, spines gilt, atlas g.e., text t.e.g., for Brentano's with their stamp, rebacked but upper cover of atlas vol. 2 detached, corners of bindings worn, minor vertical crease to atlas vol. 1 title and contents leaves, atlas vol. 3 title with slight soiling, tiny marginal nicks at top of plates 136-150, slight darkening of extreme edges; text vols. browned.
FIRST EDITION (except text vol. 3 which is from the first octavo edition of Quadrupeds, as often), AUTHORS' PRESENTATION COPY, (6)
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