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The original water-color paintings by John James Audubon for the birds of America : reproduced in color for the first time from the collection at the New-York Historical Society / introduction by Marshall B. Davidson.

Author/Creator:
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Other Title:
Birds of America
Edition:
Original ed.
Publication:
New York : American Heritage Pub. Co. ; Boston : Distributed to booksellers by Houghton Mifflin Co., 1966.
Format/Description:
Book
2 v. : ill. (some col.) facsim., 431 col. plates (some fold.), ports. (1 col.) ; 35 cm.
Subjects:
Birds -- North America.
Birds -- Pictorial works.
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Medical subjects:
Birds -- North America.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
United States Massachusetts Boston.
Summary:
"With this publication virtually the entire series of paintings created by John James Audubon for The Birds of America is reproduced for the first time in full color and with the accuracy made possible by modern photographic techniques. There is nothing in American art to which this large collection of Audubon's original work can be compared. No other artist of his time was so sensitively and intimately concerned with the natural wonders of the American scene. No single person before or since has contributed so much to the art of painting birds."--Introduction.
Contents:
v. 1. Introduction ; Introduction to the plates ; The plates
v. 2. The plates ; Chronology ; Appendix : Cross-reference between Havell's engravings for The Birds of America and Audubon's original water-color paintings as reproduced in this edition.
Notes:
M.B. Davidson edited the descriptive captions, which include many quotations from Audubon's Ornithological biography.
Housed in slip case.
Includes index.
M. B. Davidson edited the descriptive captions, which include many quotations from Audubon's Ornithological biography.
Local notes:
Dechert Collection copy presented to the Penn LIbraries by Robert Dechert, Esq.
Dechert Collection copy: slip case retained.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has slipcase retained.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy v.1 inscribed "December 1969 To Ralph Graves for a more leisured time -- Irwin Glusker" on front flyleaf.
Athenaeum copy: Gift: S.J. Dornsife.
Penn Provenance:
Dechert, Robert (donor) (Dechert Collection copy)
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Graves, Ralph, 1924-2013 (inscription) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Glusker, Irwin (autograph) (inscription) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1966
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Davidson, Marshall B., editor.
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Dechert Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Davidson, Marshall B., ed.
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851
OCLC:
555621
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