This edition of Audubon's "Birds of America" displays his hand-coloured engravings in reproductions taken from the original plates of the Audubon Society's archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. The book has been re-organized and annotated by Roger Tory Peterson.
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Roger Tory Peterson has been regarded as America's most notable ornithologist following the publication of A Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. Like Audubon, Peterson received many honorary degrees and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Honor. Virginia Marie Peterson is a scientist and an expert on the environmental effects of oil spills.From Library Journal:
In the review of the original volume, LJ 's reviewer called this "the finest edition since the original double-elephant folio" and recommended its purchase by "all but the smallest libraries" ( LJ 1/1/82). Since then, no other edition has appeared to alter those judgments. The revisions in this new version are minor: the text has been somewhat rewritten, mainly to reflect recent changes in bird names and classification, and some of the double-page plates of the original have been reduced to one page. At the price, libraries owning the original do not need to acquire this book, but libraries that missed the first edition will wish to consider this one--if budgets permit.
- Paul B. Cors, Univ. of Wyoming Lib., Laramie
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Book Description Artabras, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0896592537
Book Description Artabras, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. 650 p. 39 cm. No. 72/2500. Folio. Deluxe edition. Bound in modern imitation brown leather. Signed on limitation page by authors. Good binding and cover. Shelfwear. Scuff to rear board. Foxing to top and side page ends. Foxing to head of initial title and title page. Clean, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Bookseller Inventory # 1511200072
Book Description Abbeville Press. Book Condition: Near Fine, No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition, 1981. FOLIO, Color Illus, Hardcover Hardcover. Limited edition of 2500 copies handbound in leather, of which this is # 1772 and is signed by both authors Roger and Virginia Peterson. Beautiful brown leather boards with bird illustration in gold on front board. Title in gold on spine between raised bands. Decorative endpapers. Attached ribbon markers. Text pages are crisp and clean. Beautiful color illustrations throughout. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase. Bookseller Inventory # 038558
Book Description Abbeville Press, New York, 1981. Full Leather. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: s/c as New. 507/2500. Full leather with gilt decorations, Signed by both authors. Heavy book - extra postage. AS NEW in publisher's original shipping box Size: Baby Elepant Folio. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 012628
Book Description New York: Abbeville Press, 1981. The Special Edition of the Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio. Number 2393 of 2500 copies handbound in leather and signed by the authors. Brown leather with large embossed gold design to front board, banded spine with gilt. Marbled endpapers, frontis of audubon, 435 full page colour plates organised phylogenetically. 1 tiny mark to edge of title page. A Fine copy. At just under 8 kilos this will require additional postage. Bookseller Inventory # 14348