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 colour-plate book entitled The Birds of America is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.
Offered for sale here is 'John James Audubon: The Watercolors for THE BIRDS OF AMERICA'. To tie-in with The New York Historical Society's exhibit that travelled across the country in 1996, this lavish volume reproduced, in the original colours, all 470 of Audubon's rarely seen watercolour paintings (not the usual prints found in other books) of birds of America. Printed and bound in Italy. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover: 382 pages; Publisher: Villard 1993; ISBN-10: 0679420592; Dimensions: 1 ½” x 10.2” x 13.3”; Weight: 6.4 pounds.
This beautiful book is in pristine pre-owned condition with tight spine, crisp, clean pages and “like-new” dust cover. Smoke-free home. A great gift for the bird lover or anyone that appreciates beauty!
Pre-owned copies in comparable condition are offered elsewhere online for in excess of $100 plus shipping, you can pick up this stunning book here for only $37 or best reasonable offer.