14 October 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AUDUBON, John James. The Birds of America. Facsimile of 1827-1838 edition. New York: Abbeville, 1985.
4 volumes "double-elephant" 2o (1000 x 672 mm). 435 colored plates and 7 text volumes. 8o (266 x 177 mm). Original gilt decorated green leather bindings.
FACSIMILE EDITION, one of 350 sets of the National Audubon Society copy produced in collaboration of the Society and the Abbeville Press. The plates are printed in up to 18 colors for each plate on acid-free, dyed paper watermarked with the insignia and names of the Audubon Society and the Abbeville Press. (11)
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An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes
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