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The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories.
New York: V. G. Audubon. R. Craighead, Electrotyper and Stereotyper. 1856 - Six volumes (1 through 6) of seven. Second octavo edition. Tall octavos. Size of bindings: 6 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in., illustrated with 420 hand-colored lithographic plates of birds, with colored backgrounds, with tissue guards (420 of 500). Olive green morocco leather (which has faded to brown) spine, sides and corner-pieces, with marbled-paper over boards, and matching marbled endpapers; bound by Ringer for A. C. McClurg & Co., with its stamp on the endpapers; featuring five raised bands on the spine with gilt titling; top-edges gilt. The cover corners show light wear, some scattered spotting to some text pages, some light, age-related tanning to a few of the plate margins. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951) on the front marbled paste-downs. The coloring is quite bright and delicate, and very effective on the pastel colored backgrounds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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