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AUDUBON, John James. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories. New York: V.G. Audubon, 1856.
7 volumes, royal 8o (275 x 175 mm). Half-titles. (Without the half-titles in volumes 6 and 7, some scattered foxing to text, heaviest in the first two volumes, some very pale dampstaining and browning in volume 6.) 500 hand-colored lithographic plates after John James Audubon by W.E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly and others, printed and colored by J.T. Bowen, wood-engraved anatomical diagrams in text. (Plate 233 printed out of register, with number crossing upper image, otherwise in generally fresh condition.) Modern green three-quarter morocco, green cloth boards, t.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
Second "octavo" edition, A FINELY COLORED COPY OF AUDUBON'S BIRDS. AYER/ZIMMER, P.22; BENNETT, P.5; MCGILL/WOOD, P.208; NISSEN IVB 51; REESE 34; SABIN 2364. (7)