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WILSON, ALEXANDER American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States illustrated with plates.

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Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $
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WILSON, ALEXANDER American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States illustrated with plates. Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep (volumes 7-8, Samuel Bradford; 9, J. Laval and S.F. Bradford), 1808-1814, 1825. First editions (except for volume 9). Nine volumes, uniformly bound in period red half sheep, green marbled sides, all edges yellow. 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches (24 x 27 cm); various paginations, with 76 hand-colored copper plate engravings by Lawson, Warnicke etc. after Wilson. ; Together with BONAPARTE, CHARLES LUCIEN. American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States not given by Wilson. Philadelphia: Samuel August Mitchell (later Carey, Lea & Carey etc.), 1825-1833. Four volumes, uniformly bound in contemporary half sheep, marbled sides. 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (37 x 29 cm) or larger; with 27 hand-colored copper plate engravings mostly by Lawson after Rider. Wear to bindings of the first work, a few joints renewed, some boards scuffed, though overall a sound set; the Bonaparte rebacked retaining the original boards and leather covering. The Wilson is generally clean internally (though volume six is spotted, quite heavily, mostly to the text, though some plates are affected); there is some toning or foxing to the Bonaparte, especially the final volume, again generally sparing the plates. Alexander Wilson's ornithology was the first great domestically published ornithology of American birds, and one of the grandest color plate publications done in the early Republic. The quality of the engraving and coloring is on a par with the best European works of the period. Reese remarks "This was the first American work to use color plates to convey scientific information, and the first real combination of text and color illustrations produced in the United States." Nissen 992; Anker 533; Reese 3; Bennett 114. C A Prominent New York Family

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Auktionshaus: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
Titel: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
Auktionsdatum: 22.11.2016
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