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See more ideas about birds of america, audubon birds, birds. Although many attempts have been made to recreate the magnificent illustrations in audubons masterpiece, nothing equals. Audubon print prices, audubon price guides, and price. 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. Board book january 1, 1951 by john james audubon author see all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The last full edition of the birds of america, which went up for auction in 2010. Audubons aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by audubon himself and tells the story of their creation. This book contains the complete collection of the 435 illustrations from audubons famous havell edition double elephant folio of birds of america. Its an interesting piece of history and an original publishing of jj audubon. You can decide which side to display when you frame. We are an art gallery with over 50 years of experience focusing on the artwork of john james audubon, john gould, pierrejoseph redoute and other natural history artists.

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Theres a good reason that the book commands such high. The birds of america is a book by naturalist and painter john james audubon, containing illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the united states. Sep 10, 2010 john james audubon s birds of america holds the record as the worlds most expensive book. Worlds most expensive book, birds of america, set to. John james audubons birds of america is a portal into the natural world. Audubons birds of america coloring book by john james audubon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

Jul 30, 2003 the actual title is the national audubon society baby elephant folio audubon s birds of america. The newyork historical society has an exciting adoptanaudubon bird program. Mar 04, 20 watch a behindthescenes look at one of the public library of cincinnati and hamilton countys rarest books, the famed birds of america by naturalist john james audubon. It took 12 years, from 1826 to 1838, for robert havell, a 19th century london engraver, working from audubons detailed watercolors, to finish the project, and when it was done, the collection. The birds of america the cover shows a louisiana heron, egretta tricolor authorjohn james audubon original titlethe birds of america. My images of audubon is a very popular cdrom that contains all 500 images of the audubon 1st octavo edition of birds of america, along with audubons original text for each bird. Jan 09, 2012 as part of my research for the lost bird project, i was graciously given access to the audubon double folio housed in the rare books library at cornell university. Nov 14, 2019 john james audubons the birds of america was immediately recognized as an extraordinary achievement and perhaps the greatest contribution ever made of art in the service of science. Collecting the birds of america by audubon, john james first.

To create this complete edition of audubons masterpiece, each of the 435 beautiful handcoloured prints was specially photographed from the natural history museums own original edition. What is the birds of america double elephant folio book. Get the best deals for audubon birds of america book at. As part of my research for the lost bird project, i was graciously given access to the audubon double folio housed in the rare books library at cornell university. Collecting the birds of america by audubon, john james. On june 14, one of the worlds most expensive books, john james audubons doubleelephant folio of the birds of america, will go to auction. Written by naturalist john james audubon, the birds of america is one of the. Consists of a complete double elephant folio set 435 plates of audubons birds of america and his ornithological biography. Birds pictorial works publication date 18271838 pages435 lc classql674. 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. Click to read more about favorite audubon birds of america by john james audubon. Get the best deals on audubon birds of america when you shop the largest online selection at. About 1820, around the age of 35, audubon declared his intention to paint every bird in north america. Unfollow birds of america audubon to stop getting updates on.

Proceeds fund the preservation and rotating display of the spectacular watercolors in the newyork historicals audubons birds of america focus gallery. In his bird art, he mainly forsook oil paint, the medium of serious artists of the day, in favor of watercolors and pastel crayons and occasionally pencil, charcoal, chalk, gouache. April 26, 1785 january 27, 1851 was an american ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. Favorite autubon birds of america book by john james audubon. Audubons birds of america coloring book 159 copies. She told me that it was her favorite book for doing research and that she often checked it out at the library but couldnt afford it. First edition of the birds of america by john james audubon, done by the philadelphia firm of j. Audubon s birds of america coloring book by john james audubon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. But, despite his frequent later residencies in europe promoting and overseeing the production of the birds of america, most of his life was spent in the united states, which. Rare copy of audubons birds of america for sale science. This collection of 435 fullcolor reproductions of audubons paintings of birds are almost exactly onehalf of the original lifesize paintings. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 lifesize watercolors of north american birds havell edition, all reproduced from handengraved plates, and is. The lifes work of both a lover and observer of birds and nature.

Unfollow audubon birds of america book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. This is a complete edition of john james audubons nineteenth century masterpiece, the birds of america. All 474 original watercolors for the birds of america by the legendary artistnaturalist john james audubon are candidates for adoption. Unfollow birds of america audubon to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Excellent art conservation services are provided for all types of two dimension artwork, include works on paper, canvas, and fine photography. This marvelous edition of audubons birds of america displays all 435 of audubons brilliant handcolored engravings in exquisite reproductions taken from the original plates of the audubon societys archival copy of the rare double elephant folio. An early subscribers copy of john james audubons double elephant folio incomparably the most important and most beautiful colorplate book ever published. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Favorite autubon birds of america by john james audubon. The birds of america book from original drawings by john james audubon,1941.

Eastern audubon society a portable, comprehensive field guidebrimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocketfrom the goto reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Offered is an original vintage 1937 john james audubon book plate, print, or bird print no. The imperial collection of audubon animals 85 copies. To create this hardback edition, the natural history museums own original double elephant size folio was disbound and each of the 435 beautiful handcoloured prints was specially photographed. Audubon magazine this important volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that audubon painted for these the birds of america.

Audubon, mark catesby, alexander wilson, pierrejoseph redoute, dr. A copy of the worlds most expensive book, john james audubons 19thcentury masterpiece birds of america, is set for auction later this month and is. Worlds most expensive book, birds of america, set to fetch. The book consists of 435 handcolored lifesize prints made from engraved plates. Oct 3, 2015 a personal selection of iconic american natural history prints from the early 19th century. A rare opportunity to experience this book up close awaits visitors to chicagos field museum during its exhibition audubons birds of america through january 12, 2020. A9 1827 the birds of america is a book by naturalist and painter john james audubon, containing illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the united. A copy of the worlds most expensive book, john james audubons. The artworks are accompanied by the scientific descriptions that were used in the original birds of america and there is also a new introduction by world. A rare copy of audubons birds of america heads to auction to. Guide to collecting john james audubon prints skinner inc. Complete set audubons birds of america birds of america is the result of audubons mission to paint every bird in north america.

Audubon prints birds of america original octavos 1st. This book is not a coffee table book, it isnt for scholars, it isnt so big it wont fit into a bookcase, it sits nicely in the palm of your hand, actually covering just the palm of. Robert thornton, basilius besler, john gould, edward lear, and other important natural history artists. Bowen in 18401844 size is approximately 6 12 x 10 inches genuine audubon lithograph blue mountain warbler male pl. It also contains all 155 images of the 1st octavo edition of the quadrupeds of north america, along with audubon and the rev. Favorite autubon birds of america book by john james. J ohn james audubon, whose name is synonymous with american ornithology, was born in les cayes, haiti then saintdomingue in 1785, and lived in france from the ages of five to eighteen. Colin harrison and cyril walker, scientific officers of the british museum of natural history. Heritage prints has direct access to these original works and reproduces them perfectly using. It was first published as a series in sections between 1827 and 1838, in edinburgh and london. Vintage 1946 the birds of america audubon hc book 435. Oct 01, 2011 to create this complete edition of audubons masterpiece, each of the 435 beautiful handcoloured prints was specially photographed from the natural history museums own original edition. Original watercolor paintings by john james audubon for the. Birds of america by john james audubon sets booksale.

These remastered images have had nothing added or taken away they simply show the wonderful work previously hidden under nearly 200 years worth of dirt, discolouration, fading and damage. In other words, there is a bird print on each side. The birds of america absorbed audubons attention for much of his life and its publication took nearly 12 years to complete. I checked out this book from my library, hoping it had the full collection of birds from audubons birds of america, but alas the copy by library had only featured 30 color prints from the original book, with a catalog of the remaining 470 prints printed in blackandwhite thumbnails in the back of the book. Over fifteen years ago, joy kiser was a librarian in a small ohio town when she first saw the book illustrations of the nests and eggs of birds of ohio in a display case. Watch a behindthescenes look at one of the public library of cincinnati and hamilton countys rarest books, the famed birds of america by naturalist john james audubon. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 lifesize watercolors of north american birds havell edition, all reproduced from handengraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration. What you see here is exactly what audbuon intended you to see, nothing more. Favorite autubon birds of america has 1 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. These bookplates, prints, or pages are two 2 sided. Original vintage 1937 john james audubon birds of america. Favorite audubon birds of america by john james audubon. I checked out this book from my library, hoping it had the full collection of birds from audubons birds of america, but alas the copy by library had only featured 30 color prints from the original book, with a catalog of the remaining 470 prints printed in.

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