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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2865B Boston
November 15, 2015 11:00 AMCalender
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Audubon, John James (1785-1851) The Birds of America, Abbeville Press Facsimile.

$7,380$6,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2865B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Audubon, John James (1785-1851) The Birds of America, Abbeville Press Facsimile. New York: Abbeville Press, 1985.
Four atlas portfolio volumes containing 435 double elephant folio unbound color plates; seven octavo text volumes bound in the original green leather gilt; consisting of: a facsimile edition of Audubon's 1831-1849 Ornithological Biography, in five volumes; a facsimile edition of Waldemar H. Fries's 1973 The Double Elephant Folio; and Roger Tory and Virginia Marie Peterson's Commentaries on Audubon's Birds of America.
[Together with] The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio Audubon's Birds of America, edited by Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson, New York: Abbeville Press, [1981], illustrated in color throughout, bound in half leather, buckram boards, in the original illustrated publisher's slipcase.

This limited edition full-size facsimile with full-color reproductions of the complete set of original ornithological illustrations is one of 350 sets printed; it is a reproduction of the National Audubon Society copy.
Estimate $6,000-8,000


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Keywords

Roger Tory, Virginia Marie Peterson