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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Cassin, John 
'ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BIRDS OF CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, OREGON, BRITISH, AND RUSSIAN AMERICA'. PHILADELPHIA: J.B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., 1856
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Cassin, John 
'ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BIRDS OF CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, OREGON, BRITISH, AND RUSSIAN AMERICA'. PHILADELPHIA: J.B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., 1856
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Cassin, John 
'ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BIRDS OF CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, OREGON, BRITISH, AND RUSSIAN AMERICA'. PHILADELPHIA: J.B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., 1856
8vo (10 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.; 259 x 172 mm). 50 hand-colored lithographic plates by William E. Hitchcock; a few stray spots, generally not affecting plates, minor toning. Half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, second and fourth gilt-lettered, others with repeat gilt fleur-de-lis, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; rebacked to style, extremities rubbed. 
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Literature

Anker 92; Nissen IVB 173; Zimmer 124

Catalogue Note

First edition in book form, originally issued in ten parts from 1853 to 1856. The work aimed to cover the species discovered since the appearance of Audubon's 'Birds of America'. Cassin headed an engraving and lithographing firm in Philadelphia which produced illustrations for government and scientific publications. He pursued ornithology as an amateur, giving his spare time to the Philadelphia Academy of Science which was developing the largest bird specimen collection then in existence. Cassin arranged and catalogued the 26,000 specimens, and published regular reports of the results of his research. 

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