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The Birds of America

by Audubon, John James

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


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Robert's Bookshop

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New York: The Macmillan Co.. Fine with no dust jacket. 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Full sized dummy of the regular edition of the book. Accompanying is a letter from the manager of the trade department of MacMillan, to a bookshop in Dallas, Texas. The top of the letter, the fep, & the inside front cover are rust stained from an old staple (since removed). The book contains 16 plates (on 8 pages), with the balance blank paper. The dummy was intended to help obtain advance orders of the book. The letter is dated 10 Aug '37, 3 months before publication date. There is very slight soiling to the top of the front cover, and a 1 1/2x3" area of silverfish damage to the top outer corner of the back cover. Otherwise the book is extremely tight. The corners are not bumped.; Salesman's Dummy; 9x12 1/2" .

Book Details

  • Bookseller: Robert's Bookshop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5703
  • Title: The Birds of America
  • Author: Audubon, John James
  • Illustrator:Aububon, John James
  • Format/binding:Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine with no dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Co.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1937
  • Keywords: Birds, Dummy, Publisher's Dummy, Sample Book
  • Bookseller catalogs: Birds;
  • Subjects: NATURE / Birds & Birdwatching;


Book summary

Written by naturalist John James Audubon, the Birds of America is one of the most prized and collected books of all time. In addition to the stunning colors and detail in Audubon's work, it is noteworthy also because of its ambitious scope: to paint every bird in North America. Six of the birds painted have become extinct since its publication.


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On Sep 14 2016, said:

It is a very good book to bird watching with. He truly has a great eye for detail in his paintings. He has inspired me to draw the animals that I come in contact with while walking in the forest, around the Blue Ridge Mountains, at the coast, or where I may go or be at!


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