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Auktion: Auction 17.06.2003
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WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813) and Charles Lucien Jules Laurent BONAPARTE (1803-1857). American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States . London and Edinburgh: Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot and Stirling & Kenney, 1832.

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Los-Nr. 360, Aufrufe: 47

WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813) and Charles Lucien Jules Laurent BONAPARTE (1803-1857). American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States . London and Edinburgh: Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot and Stirling & Kenney, 1832. 3 volumes, 8 o (215 x 130 mm). Half-titles in volumes one and two, separate sectional-title to Bonaparte's text. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Wilson after J.W. Gordon by W.H. Lizars on india paper mounted, 97 hand-colored engraved plates, 76 after Wilson and 21 after T.R. Peale, A. Rider and J.J. Audubon (one figure of plate 4), all by Lizars, two wood-engravings in text. (One leaf with paper flaw affecting two words, plate 25 with two short marginal tears, a few plates closely trimmed and with captions shaved, some occasional offsetting.) Contemporary green half morocco, spines gilt with ornithological tools (a bit rubbed). Provenance : Alfred J. Chomley, Newton (armorial bookplate); H. Bradley Martin (bookplate in portfolio; Sotheby's New York, 7 June 1989, sale lot 234). This early joint edition of Wilson and Bonaparte's text was edited by William Jardine and combines all of Wilson's American Ornithology with the first three volumes of Bonaparte's. His final volume did not appear until the year after this edition. Lizars reduced the plates of the 1808 first folio edition for this octavo edition. Bonaparte's continuation first appeared in folio from 1825-1833. According to Ayer/Zimmer and McGill/Wood, this octavo edition is found with the backgrounds uncolored; the plates here, however, are all fully colored. Ayer/Zimmer 683; Copenhagen/Anker 534; Fine Bird Books , p.114; McGill/Wood 630; Nissen IVB 996; Sabin 104598. [ With :] 23 proof engravings before letters by Lizars, of plates for this edition. [Edinburgh, 1832]. Comprises proofs of plates 1, 4, 28, 29, 32-36, 40-43, 46, 49-51, 55-57, 68 and 69, most printed 2 to a sheet on wove paper (224 x 284 mm), 2 on india paper mounted, most with pencilled identification of plate number. (Some foxing.) Laid-in green cloth folding case. (4)

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 17.06.2003
Auktionsdatum: 17.06.2003
Adresse: Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center