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

Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel
'ICHTHYOLOGIA OHIENSIS, OR, NATURAL HISTORY OF THE FISHES INHABITING THE RIVER OHIO AND ITS TRIBUTARY STREAMS'. LEXINGTON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY W.G. HUNT, 1820
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6,0008,000
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel
'ICHTHYOLOGIA OHIENSIS, OR, NATURAL HISTORY OF THE FISHES INHABITING THE RIVER OHIO AND ITS TRIBUTARY STREAMS'. LEXINGTON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY W.G. HUNT, 1820
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel
'ICHTHYOLOGIA OHIENSIS, OR, NATURAL HISTORY OF THE FISHES INHABITING THE RIVER OHIO AND ITS TRIBUTARY STREAMS'. LEXINGTON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY W.G. HUNT, 1820
8vo (9 3/16 x 6 1/4 in.; 233 x 158mm). 90pp., stabbed and stitched; some foxing, largely unstitched, lacking upper wrapper (pp. 1-2), hole in last two leaves affecting six words (pp. 81-82) and 9 words in the Index (pp. 89-90), staining to final leaves, some minor dampstaining, final leaves ragged with some marginal loss. Slipcase and folding chemise.
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Provenance

Smithsonian Institution Libraries (blindstamp on first leaf; Christie's New York, 29 October 1992, lot 124)

Literature

Bruns R6; Grolier/Henderson 33; Howes R10; Litchfield 14; Sabin 67453

Catalogue Note

First edition of a work of legendary rarity 

Rafinesque was a 19th century polymath. Self-educated in France, as a young man he travelled in the United States between 1802-04, and in 1815 returned and settled in Ohio where he remained until his death. Whilst in the United States, Rafinesque made notable contributions to the fields of botany, zoology, and the study of prehistoric earthworks. The title present here—originally published in the 'Western Review' in December 1819-November 1820—is the cornerstone of Rafinesque's ichthyological works.

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