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PROPERTY OF A PROMINENT PRIVATE CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR

John James Audubon
THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, FROM DRAWINGS MADE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THEIR TERRITORIES. NEW YORK: J. J. AUDUBON, PHILADELPHIA: J. B. CHEVALIER, 1840-1844
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
2057

PROPERTY OF A PROMINENT PRIVATE CONNECTICUT COLLECTOR

John James Audubon
THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, FROM DRAWINGS MADE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THEIR TERRITORIES. NEW YORK: J. J. AUDUBON, PHILADELPHIA: J. B. CHEVALIER, 1840-1844
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York

John James Audubon
THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, FROM DRAWINGS MADE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THEIR TERRITORIES. NEW YORK: J. J. AUDUBON, PHILADELPHIA: J. B. CHEVALIER, 1840-1844
7 vols., 8vo (10 6/8 x 6 3/4 in.; 278 x 175 mm). 500 handcolored lithographed plates after Audubon by W. E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly, and others, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen, numerous wood-engraved text illustrations, half-titles, and list of subscribers in each volume; joints rubbed, Vol I spine detached, front cover Vol VII partly peeled. Scattered foxing and offsetting, Doris Duke copy with Philip Hamond Bookplate.
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Provenance

Sold Christie's New York 3 June 2004, lot 284

Literature

Ayer/Zimmer, p. 22; Nissen 51; Reese, American Color Plate Books 34; Sabin 2364; cf. Tyler, Audubon's Great National Work

Catalogue Note

first octavo edition. After completing the double-elephant folio edition at great expense in England, Audubon returned to the United States and used the Philadelphia firm of Bowen to produce a more profitable octavo version under the supervision of his sons. It enjoyed a tremendous success and established his reputation. The octavo edition adds 65 new images to the original plate count of the double-elephant folio.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York