19th Century New York Natural and Agricultural History
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Three books, all quarto (11.75 x 9.5 in.), embossed and gilt boards, to include: De Kay, James E., ZOOLOGY OF NEW YORK, OR THE NATURAL FAUNA, Part II, BIRDS (Albany: Carroll & Cook, 1843), 380pp. plus 141 hand-colored engraved plates; Torrey, John, A FLORA OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK (Albany: Carroll & Cook, 1843), Vol. I, 484 pp. plus 72 hand-colored engraved plates; Emmons, Ebenezer, AGRICULTURE OF NEW-YORK (Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, 1851), Vol. III, a 2pp. preface and 3pp. index with 81 hand-colored engraved plates of fruits, notably pear and apple varieties.
Essentially a collection of nearly 300 substantial mid-19th century colored engravings.
Internally very good with light toning and retained colors; spines lacking for Birds and Flora; heavily chipped for Agriculture; back cover dis-bound from Birds.
$400 - 600