New York: Sotheby's, 1989. Hardcover. NF, a very nice set. Green cloth boards, gilt titles and pastedown illustration on front board. Unpaginated, illustrated with many plates and in-text figures in color and b/w. Most have pre-sale estimates and prices realized. The sale breakdown is as follows: Volume I: John James Audubon Magnificent Books and Manuscripts, 47 illustrations, 23 in color. Volume II: Magnificent Color-Plate Ornithology, 214 illustrations, most in color. Volume III: The Original Watercolors for Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology, 286 illustrations, most in color. Volume IV: Highly Important French Literature, 169 illustrations, many in color. Volume V: Highly Important Illustrated and Scientific Ornithology, 168 illustrations, 36 in color. Volume VI: Highly Important American and Children's Literature, 194 illustrations, 23 in color. Volume VII: Highly Important Printed and Manuscript Americana, 76 illustrations, 20 in color. Volume VIII: Highly Important English Literature, 176 illustrations, 38 in color. Volume IX: Highly Important Printed Books and Illuminated Manuscripts, 124 illustrations, 50 in color. Each volume is an outstanding reference for the works presented, many with extensive essays and multiple images. Shipping weight is 30 pounds. (Inventory #: 154059)
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