The Original Water-Color Paintings. By John James Audubon. American Heritage Trade Edition. Two Volumes. American Heritage Publishing. New York, 1966.

$120.00

John James Audubon is the most celebrated ornithologist of all time. Through the first half of the nineteenth century, he traveled across North America with the goal of painting every species of bird on the continent. The result was the Birds of America, a collection of over 400 plates labeled by presumed species. The first production, called the Havell Edition, was enormous–famously dubbed a double elephant folio for its size. It is one of the most valuable sets among book collecting when complete. Other acclaimed editions followed. Today Audubon’s paintings capture the essence of ornithology. They are immediately recognizable as unsurpassed artistic renditions of some of America’s most beautiful animals. In this two-volume set, Audubon’s paintings are reinscribed again into the twentieth century. This set was done from the collection at the New York Historical Society. It is easily one of the best reproductions of Audubon’s work in the last 100 years. 

This two-volume set is in about-fine condition. In the original blue cloth, about-fine with only fading to spines. Text blocks fine. Owner’s signature to front endpaper of volume one. With the original slipcase, very good with only minor chipping, tears, and rubbing. This trade edition set is preceded by the American Heritage Publishing’s subscription-based “Original Edition.”

An about-fine set of John James Audubon’s watercolor paintings from Birds of America.

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The Original Water-Color Paintings. By John James Audubon. American Heritage Trade Edition. Two Volumes. American Heritage Publishing. New York, 1966.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 6 in