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Birds of America Volume II 1841 James Audobon 70 Color Plates
Birds of America Volume II 1841 James Audobon 70 Color Plates Birds of America Illustrated by James Audobon Published by: J.B. Chevalier Printed in: 1841 Illustrations: 70 Color Plates Illustrations by: James Audobon ----- Features ----- · All Edges Gilt · 70 Full and Double Page illustrations by James Audobon · Original Embossed Leather boards Condition This book is in fair condition. There is a signature in the front and no bookplates or markings of any kind. This book contains all 70 color plates by James Audubon. The front board is detached. There is some rubbing to the outside boards. First several leaves and plates loose but present. There is some chipping and small tears to the edges of the loose pages. The dedication page is torn along one corner, but the detached corner is present. A few pages have some foxing, but most of the book is clean. This is Volume II from the 1841 edition printed by J.B. Chevalier. A rare find in any condition. Synopsis The Birds of America is a book by naturalist and painter John James Audubon, containing illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States. It was first published as a series in sections between 1827 and 1838, in Edinburgh and London. Not all of the specimens collected in the work were collected by Audubon himself, some were sent to him by John Kirk Townsend who had collected them on Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth's 1834 expedition with Thomas Nuttall. The work consists of 435 hand-coloured, life-size prints, made from engraved plates, measuring around 39 by 26 inches. It includes images of six now-extinct birds: Carolin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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