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Auction: Auction 29.10.1992
was auctioned on: 29 October 1992
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WILSON, ALEXANDER. American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States. New York and Philadelphia: Collins and Harrison Hall 1829.

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Estimate: US$4,000 - US$5,000
Price realised:  US$8,250
Lot number 127, Views: 50

WILSON, ALEXANDER. American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States. New York and Philadelphia: Collins and Harrison Hall 1829. Atlas of plates only (lacks 3 vols., 8vo of text), 4to, 369 x 286mm. (14 1/2 x 11 1/4in.), modern brown half morocco gilt, t.e.g., by the Atelier Bindery, corners worn, a few very minor dust stains. First revised edition, 76 hand-colored engraved plates by A. Lawson, J.G. Warnicke, G. Murray and B. Tanner after Wilson's drawings. The coloring of the plates is vastly superior to that of the first edition. A combination of better pigments and paper stock is the reason for this.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 29.10.1992
Date of the auction: 29 Oct 1992
Address: Christie's
New York, Park Avenue