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.
Sold Christie's New York 3 June 2004, lot 284
Ayer/Zimmer, p. 22; Nissen 51; Reese, American Color Plate Books 34; Sabin 2364; cf. Tyler, Audubon's Great National Work