John James Audubon: Watercolours for the Birds of America (Edited by Annette Blaugrund & Theodore E. Stebbins) soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London & New York : Herbert Press, New-York Historical Society, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Catalogue entries by Carole Anne Slatkin with the essays by Theodore E. Stebbins. Contains: Colour plates; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: John James Audubons magnificent Birds of America has enchanted art and nature lovers ever since its first publication over 150 years ago. Naturalist, ec-centric and tireless entrepreneur, and outstanding artist, Audubon devoted his life to finding, identifying, and depicting North Americas birds. As artist, his supreme talent of simulating life in the birds he painted while maintaining ornithological accuracy gave his work a dramatic quality that has never been surpassed. He is one of the great bird painters of all time.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the top corners of the binding. Previous owners’ name to the second blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 382 pages. Index. 13″ x 10¼”.
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