Auction 29.10.1993

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 29.10.1993

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ANGLO-AMERICAN SCHOOL (nineteenth century) after JOHN JAMES AUDUBON...

ANGLO-AMERICAN SCHOOL (nineteenth century) after JOHN JAMES AUDUBON* (1785-1851) American Oystercatcher (Plate 223 in The Birds of America ) gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper 12 3/8 x 22 7/8in. (31.4 x 58cm

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AMERICAN SCHOOL (nineteenth century) after HENRY INMAN* (1801-1846)

AMERICAN SCHOOL (nineteenth century) after HENRY INMAN* (1801-1846) John James Audubon oil on canvas 25 7/8 x 21 5/8in. (65.6 x 55cm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph letter signed ("John J. Audubon") to his...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph letter signed ("John J. Audubon") to his wife Lucy Audubon ("My dearest Friend") in Bayou Sarah, Louisiana; Edinburgh, 23 February 1827. 2 1/4 pages, folio, address panel in Audubon's hand, red wax seal, and ship post ink-stamp, partial separations along several folds

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph letter signed ("John J. Audubon") to Dr...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph letter signed ("John J. Audubon") to Dr. Richard Harlan of Philadelphia; St. Francisville, Louisiana, 18 November 1829, 2 1/4 pages, 4to, half of page 1 with additional passage written across and signed, address panel, wax seal, silked, dampstains, small loss at seal

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph letter signed ("John J. Audubon") with...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph letter signed ("John J. Audubon") with initialled postscript, to John Townsend of Philadelphia ("My dear young Friend"), Charleston, [South Carolina], 4 November 1833. 2 pages, 4to, integral address leaf with panel in Audubon's hand and wax seal, address leaf with fold

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph letter signed ("John J Audubon") to his son...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph letter signed ("John J Audubon") to his son, Victor in New York; Fort Leavenworth, [Kansas Territory], "431 miles above St. Louis," 3 May 1843. One page, folio, integral address leaf with panel in Audubon's hand and circular St. Louis postmark ; Autograph closing and

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Letter (text and signature in secretarial hand), with...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Letter (text and signature in secretarial hand), with a six-line autograph postscript signed ("J. J. Audubon") to Edward Harris in Philadelphia; London, 26 December 1837, 3 pages, folio, address panel in Audubon's hand. Audubon inquires about fellow naturalists, requests a

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph manuscript, a portion of the description of...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph manuscript, a portion of the description of "The Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo," (Plate 1 of The Birds of America, published as the first chapter of Ornithological Biography ), the working manuscript, comprising approximately 3500 words (approximately 17 paragraphs

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph manuscript, the description of the "American...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Autograph manuscript, the description of the "American White Pelican Pelicanus Americanus" (Plate CCCXI of The Birds of America , published in Ornithological Biography ), the working manuscript, comprising approximately 4100 words with many authorial emendations and deletions

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. [Prospectus for The Birds of America ]. Birds of...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. [Prospectus for The Birds of America ]. Birds of America, from drawings made during a residence of upwards of twenty-five years in the United States and its Territories, by John James Audubon...Prospectus....[Edinburgh ?, probably March 1827]. One leaf (two pages) with conjugate

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Ornithological Biography, or an Account of the Habits...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Ornithological Biography, or an Account of the Habits of the Birds of the United States of America; accompanied by descriptions of the objects represented in the work entitled The Birds of America. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1831-1849 [i.e., 1839]. 5 vols., 8vo, 259 x

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories. New York: J. J. Audubon, Philadelphia: J. B. Chevalier [1839-] 1840-1844. (7

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$25,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories. New York: J. J. Audubon and Philadelphia: J. B. Chevalier 1840-44. Another copy, 7 vols., large 8vo, 260 x 165 mm. (10 1/4 x 6 1/2 in..), green half morocco, spines gilt with four different bird

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$25,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Lithographed proof plate of the "Cross Fox" from...

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Lithographed proof plate of the "Cross Fox" from Audubon and Bachman's Viviparous Quadrupeds (vol. I, pl. 6), executed c. 1842 or early 1843. Hand-colored lithograph, 500 x 686 mm. (19 3/4 x 27 in.), slight marginal discoloration , by J. T. Bowen after Audubon, unsigned, the

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES and Rev . JOHN BACHMAN. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of...

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, 685 x 530 mm. (27 x 20 7/8in.) and text: 3 vols., royal 8vo, 264 x 174 mm (10 3/8 x 6 7/8 in.). Plates in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$120,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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VARIOUS PROPERTIES

VARIOUS PROPERTIES [AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES]. WILLIAM MacGILLIVRAY. Descriptions of the Rapacious Birds of Great Britain. Edinburgh: MacLachlan & Stewart...1836. 8vo, original pebbled green cloth, printed paper spine label, uncut, top of spine and fore-corners worn, heel of spine slightly frayed, label

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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AUDUBON, VICTOR GIFFORD. A group of 81 autograph letters and autograph...

AUDUBON, VICTOR GIFFORD. A group of 81 autograph letters and autograph documents signed (mostly "V.G. Audubon,"), plus related correspondence, including: 1 ALS of John Woodhouse Audubon, a contract signed by Victor and Rice and 1 letter from Harper & Bros.; all to Daniel Rice, a book subscription

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

THE PROPERTY OF A LADY BEEBE, CHARLES WILLIAM. A Monograph of the Pheasants. London: Witherby 1918-22. 4 vols., folio, original maroon cloth, gilt-lettered, t.e.g., very slightly rubbed, marginal tear to a text leaf in vol. 3 . LIMITED EDITION, no. 244 of 600 copies, 90 color halftone and

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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BIGELOW, JACOB. American Medical Botany. being a Collection of the Native...

BIGELOW, JACOB. American Medical Botany. being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants of the United States. Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1817-18-20. 3 vols., dark green half morocco gilt, t.e.g., by Worsfold, spines faded, joints rubbed, most inner hinges split, plates 20 and 41 foxed, minor

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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BONAPARTE, CHARLES LUCIEN. American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of...

BONAPARTE, CHARLES LUCIEN. American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of Birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson. Philadelphia: Samuel Augustus Mitchell [vol. 1]; Carey, Lea & Carey [vols. 2-4] 1825-33. 4 vols. bound in 2, 370 x 280 mm. (14 9/16 x 11 1/16 in.), later

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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BONAPARTE, CHARLES LUCIEN. Observations on the Nomenclature of Wilson's...

BONAPARTE, CHARLES LUCIEN. Observations on the Nomenclature of Wilson's Ornithology, Philadelphia 1826, original paper-backed boards, uncut, broken, one short marginal tear, occasional minor foxing or discoloration , unpaginated enlarged reedition of a series of articles originally published in the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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BONAPARTE, CHARLES LUCIEN]. ALEXANDER RIDER. Seven original watercolor...

BONAPARTE, CHARLES LUCIEN]. ALEXANDER RIDER. Seven original watercolor drawings, studies for illustrations to Charles-Lucien Bonaparte's American Ornithology (1825-33), executed c.1830-33. The pencil and watercolor drawings are unsigned, but are very probably by Rider, and most are identified as

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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DARWIN, CHARLES, editor . The Zoology of the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle...

DARWIN, CHARLES, editor . The Zoology of the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle, under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, R. N., during the years 1832 to 1836. London: Smith, Elder and Co. [1838-] 1839-1843. 5 parts in 3 vols., 4to, 312 x 245 mm. (12 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.), quarter brown morocco, spines gilt, (part 5

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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DARWIN, CHARLES, Captains ROBERT FITZROY and PHILIP PARKER KING. Narrative...

DARWIN, CHARLES, Captains ROBERT FITZROY and PHILIP PARKER KING. Narrative of the Surveying Voayges of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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DARWIN, CHARLES. Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History...

DARWIN, CHARLES. Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the various countries visited by H. M. S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy...from 1832 to 1836. London: Henry Colburn 1839. 8vo, 232 x 149 mm. (9 1/8 x 6 in.), original brownish-purple blind-stamped ribbed

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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DOUGHTY, J. and T.] The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural...

DOUGHTY, J. and T.] The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports. Philadelphia: Published by J. Doughty 1830-32-33. 3 vols., 4to, 275 x 257 mm. (11 13/16 x 9 in.), red half morocco gilt, t.e.g., extremities rubbed, unobtrusive repaired tears to plates 2:13 and 3:5 and to first text leaf

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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DURANT, GEORGE FERSON. Algae and Corallines, of the Bay & Harbor of New...

DURANT, GEORGE FERSON. Algae and Corallines, of the Bay & Harbor of New York, Illustrated with Natural Types. New York: George P. Putnam, Printed by Narine & Co. 1850. 4to, 343 x 255 mm .(13 1/2 x 10 1/8 in .), original red chagrine (or pebble-grained morocco) gilt and gilt-lettered, g.e., broken

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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EMMONS, EBENEZER. Catalogues of the Animals and Plants of Massachusetts...

EMMONS, EBENEZER. Catalogues of the Animals and Plants of Massachusetts. With a Copious Index, Amherst 1835, contemporary half roan, foxing , First separate edition, a shorter form originally published in Edward Hitchcock's Report on the Geology, Botany and Zoology of Massachusetts (1833), not in

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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FORSTER, JOHANN REINHOLD. A Catalogue of the Animals of North America...

FORSTER, JOHANN REINHOLD. A Catalogue of the Animals of North America. Containing an Enumeration of the known Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fish, Insects, Crustaceous and Testaceous Animals; many of which are New, and never described before... London: B. White 1771. 8vo, 202 x123 mm. (8 x 4 7/8in

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993

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GOULD, JOHN. A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partidges of America...

GOULD, JOHN. A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partidges of America. London: published by the author [1844-] 1850. Large folio, 547 x 371 mm. (21 9/16 x 14 5/8 in.) green half morocco, joints, extremities and raised bands rubbed with some leather loss, library stamps on title, some darkening to

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 29 Oct 1993