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THE BIRDS OF AMERICA by John James Audubon - First Edition; Eleventh Printing - 1977 - from Rare Book Cellar and Biblio.com

THE BIRDS OF AMERICA

by John James Audubon

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New York: MacMillan Publishing Company. 1977. First Edition; Eleventh Printing. Hardcover. 0025044400 . Very Good+ in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Some edge wear to jacket. Foreward and captions by William Vogt. 435 beautiful full color illustrations of birds. ; 12.30 X 9.20 X 1.50 inches; 500 pages; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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. Read more: Identifying first editions of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA




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On Sep 14 2016, said:
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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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