Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society's Baby Elephant Folio
By Peterson, R. T. and Peterson, V. M.
Pp. 917 illustrations with 482 in full color, text is unpaginated. Publisher’s original one-half black imitation leather, spine is lettered in gilt and with gilt panel lines and gilt floral decorations, over oatmeal-colored coarse-weave cloth, thick tan ribbon marker, small elephant folio (15 x 12.5 inches) in heavy slipcase covered in oatmeal-colored coarse-weave cloth with one side, paper-covered, illustrated with a large pelican and title of the work in black. This work displays all 435 of Audubon's original brilliant hand-colored engravings, finely reproduced, including some as fold-out plates. These plates are reproduced from the original plates of the Audubon Society's archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. This volume includes additional color illustrations in the text sections, which accompany the original plate images by Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Peterson. Peterson's introductory text places Audubon in the context of the history of American ornithological art and reproduces a wide sampling of the work of Audubon's notable predecessors and disciples, including Peterson's own paintings. This new systematic arrangement of the prints, complete with informative commentaries about each bird, made it possible to correct many of the problems or errors in Audubon's original edition revealed by later scholarship. No ownership marks and no signs of use. This volume is very large and heavy (25 lbs). Extra postage will be REQUIRED for shipment in the USA. This volume is too heavy for overseas shipment.
|Publisher Place||Abbeville Press|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A fine copy in a fine slipcase.|