Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey; Carey & Lea, 1825-1833. First Edition. Folios, four volumes. In Very Good condition. Bound in early half red morocco and marbled boards. Spines with gilt rules, ornaments, and lettering. Some mild shelfwear and rubbing to binding. The first two signatures in Volume I partly loose. Mild to heavy foxing through all volumes, ranging from non-existent to detrimental. Illustrated with all 27 hand-colored engraved plates by Alexander Lawson after Titian R. Peale, A. Rider, and 1 after J.J. Audubon. Plates generally bright and clean. 26 plates with tissue guards. Plate 18 is lacking the tissue guard, with offsetting to the facing page as expected. First Edition, Second Issue of volume one, with the Carey, Lea & Carey imprint. FS consignment. Shelved in Case 4.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
Sabin 6264. Nissen, Die illustrierten Vogelbuecher 116. Sitwell, Fine Bird Books, page 78. Zimmer, Ayer page 64.
An update to Alexander Wilson's 'Ornithology or History of the Birds of the United States' that includes 60 birds as a supplement. Bonaparte includes the Wild Turkey, the Burrowing Owl, and the Zenaida Dove, named after his wife Princess Zénaïde Bonaparte.