Written by naturalist john james audubon, the birds of america is one of the most. From the original double elephant folio by john james audubon. Bound in contemporary red morocco by royal bookbinder john mackenzie. Birds of america is one of the best known natural history books ever produced and also one of the most valuable a complete set sold at auction in december. The birds of america is one of the best known natural history books ever produced and also the most valuable a. A rare copy of audubons birds of america heads to auction to. The birds of america, john james audubon 1937, hardcover. 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. Collecting the birds of america by audubon, john james first.
The birds of america by john james audubon, published 1937. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Birds of america by john james audubon, first edition. Make offer the birds of america by john james audubon macmillan co. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the enter key is pressed. Each subscriber received five plates at a time as they were printed. The birds of america by john james audubon 1937 macmillan eigth printing see more like this. Citizens of the feathered tribe audubons the birds of america. The lifes work of both a lover and observer of birds and nature. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate. Twothirds of north american bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change.
Audubon deliberately grouped the birds in a nontaxonomic order, so each installment included a large bird, medium and small birds. Turning the pages of this book is as exhilarating today as it was then, but. See more ideas about john james audubon, birds of america and audubon birds. Field guide to john james audubon s 1785 1851 extraordinary illustrations of birds of america, collection of 288 birds paintings in color, accompanied by captions from ornothologist ludlow. Audubons final list of subscribers to the birds of america comprises 161 entries.
On june 14, one of the worlds most expensive books, john james audubons doubleelephant folio of the birds of america, will go to auction. The result is variety, surprise, and incredibly, movement. John james audubon s birds of america is a portal into the natural world. Audubon originally published the book by subscription. Old 1937 antique vintage book john james audubon birds of. Let us send you the latest in bird and conservation news.625 1416 165 1441 364 494 1426 130 853 455 1135 97 612 1218 724 906 50 518 165 1350 584 1039 418 800 296 554 112 1352 1386 1084 66 893 356 947 450 628 622 1064