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WILSON, ALEXANDER and GEORGE ORD. American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States...with a sketch of the author's life, by George Ord. New York and Philadelphia: Collins and Harrison Hall, 1828-29. 4 vols.: 3 text vols...

Auction 05.12.1991
05.12.1991
Schätzpreis
1.800 $ - 2.500 $
Zuschlagspreis:
1.320 $
Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 301

WILSON, ALEXANDER and GEORGE ORD. American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States...with a sketch of the author's life, by George Ord. New York and Philadelphia: Collins and Harrison Hall, 1828-29. 4 vols.: 3 text vols...

Auction 05.12.1991
05.12.1991
Schätzpreis
1.800 $ - 2.500 $
Zuschlagspreis:
1.320 $
Beschreibung:

WILSON, ALEXANDER and GEORGE ORD. American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States...with a sketch of the author's life, by George Ord. New York and Philadelphia: Collins and Harrison Hall, 1828-29. 4 vols.: 3 text vols., 4to, half russia, and one vol. folio atlas, half red morocco, very worn, upper cover of vol. 1 and both covers of vol. 3 and of plate vol. detached, spine of plate vol. gone, library shelf marks in white ink on spines, scattered foxing throughout text, especially to vols. 1 and 2, plate 7 with insignificant marginal tear, occasional very light foxing to plates . LARGE PAPER COPY, 76 hand-colored etched plates by Alexander Lawson G. Murray, B. Tanner, and J.G. Warnicke after Wilson, 3 wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Anker 533; Nissen/ IVB 992; Wood, p. 630; Zimmer, p. 681 ("The first new edition of Wilson's entire work, arranged in the systematic sequenceof the species, not in the irregular order of the original.... considerable new matter is added in the form of footnotes or supplementary remarks; some of the latter are signed G. Ord - some are not signed.") (4)

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 301
Auktion:
Datum:
05.12.1991
Auktionshaus:
Christie's
New York, Park Avenue
Beschreibung:

WILSON, ALEXANDER and GEORGE ORD. American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States...with a sketch of the author's life, by George Ord. New York and Philadelphia: Collins and Harrison Hall, 1828-29. 4 vols.: 3 text vols., 4to, half russia, and one vol. folio atlas, half red morocco, very worn, upper cover of vol. 1 and both covers of vol. 3 and of plate vol. detached, spine of plate vol. gone, library shelf marks in white ink on spines, scattered foxing throughout text, especially to vols. 1 and 2, plate 7 with insignificant marginal tear, occasional very light foxing to plates . LARGE PAPER COPY, 76 hand-colored etched plates by Alexander Lawson G. Murray, B. Tanner, and J.G. Warnicke after Wilson, 3 wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Anker 533; Nissen/ IVB 992; Wood, p. 630; Zimmer, p. 681 ("The first new edition of Wilson's entire work, arranged in the systematic sequenceof the species, not in the irregular order of the original.... considerable new matter is added in the form of footnotes or supplementary remarks; some of the latter are signed G. Ord - some are not signed.") (4)

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 301
Auktion:
Datum:
05.12.1991
Auktionshaus:
Christie's
New York, Park Avenue
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