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John James Audubon: The Watercolors for the Birds of America by Annette Blaugrund & Theodore E. Stebbins - Paperback - First Edition - 1993 - from BanditBooks and Biblio.com

John James Audubon: The Watercolors for the Birds of America

by Annette Blaugrund & Theodore E. Stebbins

Condition: Very Good


John James Audubon: The Watercolors for the Birds of America, Edited by Annette Blaugrund & Theodore E. Stebbins, Published by Villard Books, Random House For the New York Historical Society, First Edition Paperback, 1993. ---- Very Good Condition. The book is clean, securely bound, unmarked, no writing, no highlighting, crisp inner pages, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, no remainder marks, not ex-library. Some light signs of surface wear from use, storage and handling, including a very faint water mark on the cover top edge. Free USA Shipping ---- John James Audubon (1785 – 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species. The Birds of America contains 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 illustrated 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 (99 by 66 cm). It includes images of six now-extinct birds: Carolina parakeet, passenger pigeon, Labrador duck, great auk, Eskimo curlew, and pinnated grouse. Art historians describe Audubon's work as being of high quality and printed with "artistic finesse." The plant life backgrounds of some 50 of the bird studies were painted by Audubon's assistant Joseph Mason but he is not credited for his work in the book. He shot many specimen birds as well as transporting and maintaining supplies for Audubon. Audubon also authored the companion book Ornithological Biographies.
  • Bookseller: BanditBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 232
  • Title: John James Audubon: The Watercolors for the Birds of America
  • Author: Annette Blaugrund & Theodore E. Stebbins
  • Illustrator: John James Audubon
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Villard Books, Random House
  • Date published: 1993
  • Keywords: John James Audubon, The Watercolors for the Birds of America, ornithological, ornithology, ornithologist, naturalist, Painter, Artist, Art
  • Bookseller catalogs: Art & Photography; Non-Fiction;

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