SLNSW-The birds of America / [by] John James Audubon ; ...-74Vv4ZazDmjA
The birds of America / [by] John James Audubon ; with an introduction and descriptive text by William Vogt.
Full title: The birds of America / [by] John James Audubon ; with an introduction and descriptive text by William Vogt.
Author/creator: Vogt, William, 1902-, Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Call Numbers: TQ023982
Record Identifier: 74Vv4ZazDmjA
Contents: xxvi, 500 p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), port. ; 33 cm.
Publishers: New York : Macmillan Co., 1937.
"Of the ... 500 plates, the first 485 were originally published by Audubon, in London, during the years 1827-1833 ... a set believed to be the finest in uncut state in America ... has ... been followed in making the present reproductions. The final sixty-five subjects were painted at a later date ... They were first reproduced in the octavo Birds of America published by Audubon in New York (and J. B. Chevalier in Philadelphia), 1830-1844. The present plates 436-500 are reproduced from that book."--Note.
"This edition ... is limited to two thousand five hundred copies."
The colored plates are preceded by a reproduction of the t.-p. of one of the original portfolios dated 1827-1830, not included in the paging.
Transferred from: NQ598.2973/2.