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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

Caton, John Dean

THE ANTELOPE AND DEER OF AMERICA (INSCRIBED AND SIGNED)

A comprehensive scientific treatise upon the natural history including the characteristics habits affinities and capacity for domestication of the Antilocapra and Cervidae of North America

Published: Hurd and Houghton, New York, 1877

Edition: First Edition

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The Antelope and Deer of America: A comprehensive scientific treatise upon the natural history including the characteristics habits affinities and capacity for domestication of the Antilocapra and Cervidae of North America.

First Edition, Hardcover Quarto, bound in brown cloth covered boards and has 426 pages. Black titles and gilt decoration of an antelope to front cover, gilt titles to the spine.  

Head/heel are bumped and rubbed with a bit of wear along the edges, some marks are visible on the backboard.

Tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous illustrations throughout, tight, attractive first edition of this scientific study by, of all people, the associate justice and later chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court (1812-95), a jurist who rode the circuit in Illinois' early days and sat as justice in more than 200 cases with Abraham Lincoln as attorney.

This sharp copy bears a fine author signature and inscription in brown ink on inner flyleaf dedicated to "Lord Justice Coleridge, compliments of JD Caton." Overall, the binding and the book are in very good condition. Interesting copy - and very scarce.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 243 x 160 mm
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