The Watercolors for 'The Birds of America': Audubon, John James / Annette Blaugrund and ...

The Watercolors for 'The Birds of America'

Audubon, John James / Annette Blaugrund and Theodore E. Stebbins., Jr., editors / Catalog entries by Carol Ann Slatkin / Essays by Stebbins, Blaugrund, Amy R.W. Meyers, and Reba Fishman Snyder

Published by Villard Books, Random House / The New-York Historical Society, 1993
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This volume will not close its own boards (in fact, that want to stand open by an extra 1/4-inch), so -- while this is not unusual for a book of this size and weight -- we decline to grade it "fine," though many would presumably do so. Dust jacket shows small closed tear to top of spine. Stated "First Edition" thus, with number line 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2, which is correct for a Random House first. The 7-1/2 X 11-inch (and sometimes even 11 X 16-inch, double-truck) illustrations are, of course, magnificent. Printed and bound by Arnoldo Mondadori, Verona, Italy. "In 1863, the New-York Historical Society purchased 464 original drawings, 430 of which were for 'The Birds of America,' from John James Audubon's destitute widow, Lucy Audubon. These drawings were recognized even in 1863 as one of the finest accomplishments in American art and one of the most important documents of natural history in the world." The watercolors were acquired for about $9 each. The Society could not afford to buy the copperplates from which the engravings were made, and the widow was forced to sell most of them for scrap. This is a 5-pound (2.3 kilo) book which would likely cost $59 to ship overseas, since all packages of more than 4 lbs. must now move "Priority." As this is a multiple of the value of the book itself, we would rather not ship this book overseas. 383 pp. including index, on a nice coated stock. Reduced from $35. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A companion volume to The New-York Historical Society's exhibition of the paintings of John James Audubon features full-color reproductions of all 470 original watercolors created for The Birds of America. 75,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

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Title: The Watercolors for 'The Birds of America'
Publisher: Villard Books, Random House / The New-York Historical Society
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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