Lot 9
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A COLLECTION OF THREE VOLUMES ON DUCKS

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
12,500 GBP
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Description

  • A collection of three volumes including an album with original drawings by Edward Lear, comprising:
i. Eyton, T.C. A monograph of the anatidae, or duck tribe. London: Longman and others and Shrewsbury: Eddowes, 1838, FIRST EDITION, 4to (300 x 230mm.), 18 lithographed anatomical plates, 6 hand-coloured lithographed plates of ducks AFTER EDWARD LEAR, original cloth, [Anker 139; Nissen IVB 307], rebacked retaining original spine  ii. Jardine, William. Illustrations of the duck tribe. Jardine Hall, Lockerby, Dumfries: privately printed at the expense of the author, [c.1839], FIRST EDITION, 4to (300 x 238mm.), 9 engraved plates after P.J. Selby (4), W. Jardine (1), and Edward Lear (3), unbound, preserved in a collector’s green half morocco clamshell case, [Nissen IVB 470; Zimmer, p.329], final plate final plate mounted with slight wear iii. “Monograph of the anatidae”, a volume so titled on spine containing plates and original drawings of ducks including TWO BY EDWARD LEAR (see note), 4to (310 x 233mm.), contemporary half calf
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