AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES; AND JOHN BACHMAN
THE BIRDS OF AMERICA. NEW YORK : VG AUDUBON, 1856 — THE QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA. NEW YORK: V.G. AUDUBON, 1856
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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES; AND JOHN BACHMAN
THE BIRDS OF AMERICA. NEW YORK : VG AUDUBON, 1856 — THE QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA. NEW YORK: V.G. AUDUBON, 1856
Estimate
20,00030,000
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AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES; AND JOHN BACHMAN
THE BIRDS OF AMERICA. NEW YORK : VG AUDUBON, 1856 — THE QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA. NEW YORK: V.G. AUDUBON, 1856
10 volumes, 8vo (10 1/2 x 6 1/2 ins.; 265 x 165 mm). 500 plates and 155 plates respectively; generally clean except for browning to titles, spotting to prelims and generally 2-3 plates per volume with more than very minor fading or spotting. Uniformly bound in publisher's elaborately blind-stamped morocco, spine gilt; most hinges cracked or starting, a few joints weak, text block of first volume loose in binding. 
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 The Birds of America  uniformly bound with The Quadrupeds of North America.

All of the birds from Audubon's original folio aquatints were reproduced by camera lucida for lithography by the artist's son, John Wodehouse Audubon. Seven new species are figured, and seventeen others previously described in the Ornithological Biography but not illustrated are also depicted for the first time. All the plates were systematically rearranged and renumbered to accord with the text.

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