American Ornithology: or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States. Illustrated with Plates engraved and colored from original drawings taken from nature by Alexander Wilson. Philadelphia, Published by Bradford and Inskeep. Printed by Robert and William Carr. Volumes in group are: Volume II, published 1810; Volume IV, published 1811; Volume V, published 1812; Volume VI, published 1812; Volume VII, published 1813; Volume IX, published 1814. Each signed on the title page, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746-1825), prominent South Carolina statesman and delegate at the Constitutional Convention. Volumes V, VI and IX also signed "JE Holbrook" for John Edwards Holbrook (1796-1871), husband of Harriott Pinkney Rutledge and author of North American Herpetology, or a Description of the Reptiles inhabiting the United States. (14-1/8" x 11" x 4-3/4" total Depth) Blount County, TN collection. Condition: Volumes in poor condition. Covers chipped, faded and edgeworn and pages with heavy foxing. Cover binding of Vol. IX broken. Colors of images in good condition. Ghost image of signatures on opposite page.
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