Highly important natural history books and autographs including Audubon's birds of America and an extensive collection of his manuscripts; the properties of the heirs of Grace Phillips Johnson, the trustees of Deerfield Academy, the Grolier Club of New York and other owners (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., New York, 26 May 1977)
New York, Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 1977
(26 cm), 115 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 112 lots. List of estimates loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. “The autograph letters and manuscripts collected by Mrs Grace Phillips Johnson (1877-1972), together with her copy of The Birds of America, comprise the finest collection of works by John James Audubon ever to appear for sale by auction” (catalogue foreword). The Birds of America (lot 43) realised $310,000. ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced. No price list.