Wednesday, October 24, 2018

John Audubon. BIRDS OF AMERICA. First edition. 8vo.

                                                        Publisher’s Deluxe Edition
Audubon, John James. THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. 7 Volumes. New York & Philadelphia: J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier, 1840–1844. 1st octavo edition.  Complete.
500 hand-colored lithographed plates after Audubon by W. E. Hitchcock; R. Trembly and others, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen, with tissue guards. Numerous wood-engraved text illustrations. Half-titles and list of subscribers in each volume. Publisher's deluxe original full russet morocco binding with splendidly gilt Washington sea-eagle on front and back boards. Elaborate gilt tooling of spine compartments. All volumes re-backed. A fine set.

Vol. 1: 256pp. 70 plates
Vol. 2: 205pp. 70 plates
Vol. 3: 233pp. 70 plates
Vol. 4: 321pp. 70 plates
Vol. 5: 346pp. 70 plates
Vol. 6: 457pp. 70 plates
Vol. 7: 371pp. 80 plates


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