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Hardcover 102 Favorite Audubon Birds of America Book

ISBN: 0517535459

ISBN13: 9780517535455

102 Favorite Audubon Birds of America

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The celebrated and highly valued natural history classic, now fully reproduced for the 1st time with an introduction by world-renowned ornithologist David Allen Sibley Featuring 435 stunning images of... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Misleading picture

I ordered this book because the only picture of it showed a copyright date of 1944. Which is what I was looking for. I was extremely disappointed when it arrived and was a 1985 Edition I feel like I was deliberately lied to

Yes, Size Really Does Matter

For the grump who gave this book a one-star rating (it deserves a six-star rating!), the dimensions of this oversized book are 10 1/2 X 14 1/2 inches.Drool over the watercolours and then imagine the work that went into creating them. All yours for a fraction of the cost of the originals. A steal!

J.J. Audubon's Birds of America

This book contains the complete collection of the 435 illustrations from Audubon's famous Havell edition "Double Elephant Folio" of "Birds of America." It took 12 years, from 1826 to 1838, for Robert Havell, a 19th century London engraver, working from Audubon's detailed watercolors, to finish the project, and when it was done, the collection of 435 engravings was sold to subscribers. Today the Havell engravings are worth small fortunes individually, and it is the lucky museum or library that can boast of having a complete, original portfolio. But here in this single book, Audubon's beautiful, powerful, and extraordinarily detailed paintings can be seen by anyone interested in natural history, American romantic painting, ornithology, bird watching, etc. Audubon is one of America's most important artists and naturalists, and this book is an excellent way to get better acquainted with John James Audubon's masterpiece, "Birds of America."

The Birds Of America Mentions in Our Blog

The Birds Of America in Audubon's America
Audubon's America
Published by Phillip Caprara • May 19, 2022
When John James Audubon completed his monumental work, The Birds of America, in 1838 every species he had depicted was still thought to be extant. In this regard, The Birds of America is critical for displaying the ornithological biodiversity during Audubon’s time. Yet during his research ventures, Audubon noticed that some species were, or had become, uncommon over a relatively short period. In honor of Endangered Species Day, let’s take a look at some of the birds of Audubon’s America, both those no longer with us, and those saved by the hard work of dedicated conservationists around the world.
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