Audubon, John James (1785-1851) The Birds of America. New York: J.J. Audubon [and] Philadelphia: J.B. Chevalier, 1840-1844.
First octavo edition, in seven volumes, illustrated throughout with 500 hand-colored lithographs after Audubon's drawings, printed in color in Philadelphia by Bowen, portrait of Audubon inserted in volume one; half-titles and subscribers' lists present in each volume; tissue guards present throughout; occasional spotting most noticeably in volume two; plate 341 trimmed close with loss of a wing tip; the set bound in uniform blue half morocco by Stikeman & Co., a.e.g., spines faded, rubbed, and other wear, 10 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. (7)
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