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   A-988: Complete Set of Audubon's Birds of America - 1st 8vo edition


 

Description:

A-988:  AUDUBON, John James. The BIRDS OF AMERICA, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories.

New York: J. J. Audubon and Philadelphia: J. B. Chevalier. 1840-44. Seven volumes. Royal octavo. Contemporary full leather binding - full navy morocco, gilt lettering on spine.

First American edition of the most famous of all American ornithological works: the ONLY American edition produced under John James Audubon's personal supervision. Lithography and coloring by J. T. Bowen - the finest lithographer and colorist of the period. Contains 500 hand-colored lithographed plates, including 17 species not illustrated in the Elephant folio. Subscribed edition with only approximately 1050 sets completed.

Binding in fine condition -- Plates very clean and beautifully colored. A SUPERB set!

Inventory Number: A-988

Dealer  

Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: 19th Century (1801-1900)
Date: 1840-44
Origin: New York/Philadelphia
Condition: Images in remarkably fine condition. Some foxing to text and tissue guards.
Measurements: Royal Octavo Size - Bindings approx 10 5/8 x 6 3/4''
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Web-site: http://www.cepuckett.com
Price: POR
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