From the original double elephant folio by john james audubon. Audubon in the west by john james audubon a copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Published by the author, 182718384 volumes, broadsheets 38. First published in double elephant size approximately a metre tall in the first half of the nineteenth century, it is famous for. Jan 09, 2012 as part of my research for the lost bird project, i was graciously given access to the audubon double folio housed in the rare books library at cornell university. Richard rhodes is the author or editor of 22 books, including the twilight of. Our selection of books on request by or about audubon is the most complete available. A synopsis of the birds of north america by john james audubon. John james audubons fascination with birds drew him to a career of observing, cataloging, and drawing over 435 lifesized bird prints. See all books authored by john james audubon, including the birds of america, and the art of audubon. Isbn 9781178299670 9781178299670 softcover, nabu press, 2010. John james audubon books list of books by author john james. Birds of america framedependent illustrated html at audubon.
The watermarks of the first ten images identify this copy as one of the first audubon received a. Traveling around the united states with his assistant. Books by john james audubon author of birds of america. John james audubon, original name fougere rabin or jean rabin, baptismal name jeanjacques fougere audubon, born april 26, 1785, les cayes, saintdomingue, west indies now in haitidied january 27, 1851, new york, new york, u. Audubon galleries is the worlds leading dealer in art by john james audubon, including editions of his prints in both elephant folio and smaller formats, as well as his books and even original artwork. The fantastic beasts of john james audubons littleknown. The birds of america by john james audubon in pictures. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. John james audubon audubon, john james, 17851851 the. John james audubon and the natural history of a hoax. Born in haiti in 1785, he spent much of his life travelling north america observing, catching and drawing birds and animals in remarkable detail. Ok so the original of this is found in 120 or so sets of double elephant folio books i say books but as they are about 4ft tall, by 3ft wide, and take two people to turn a page, books is stretching the use of name.
John james audubon free ornothological biography, or, an account of the habits of the birds of the united states of america. Often cited as the most expensive book of all time, there are still 120 known intact copies of john. His seminal birds of america, a collection of 435 lifesize prints. John james audubon came to america as a dapper eighteenyearold eager to make his fortune. A story of john james audubon outstanding science trade books for students k12 by jacqueline davies and melissa sweet sep 27, 2004 4. Our stock of the octavo or small audubon prints is one of the largest in the country. John james audubon books list of books by author john. He had a talent for drawing and an interest in birds, and he would spend. Buy a cheap copy of john james audubon book by richard rhodes. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of american birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. The illegitimate son of a french sea captain and plantation owner and a creole chambermaid who died months after his birth, he was educated in france and in 1803 came to live in his fathers estate, mill grove, near philadelphia. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 lifesize watercolors of north american birds havell edition, all reproduced from handengraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration. John james audubon was an american ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.
John james audubon came to america as a dapper eighteenyearold eager to. Accompanied by descriptions of the objects represented in the work entitled, the birds of america, and interspersed with delineations of american scenery and manners, volume 3. Good press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. John james audubon jeanjacques audubon april 26, 1785 january 27, 1851 was a french american ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. Jan 19, 2012 this first edition of birds of america by john james audubon, originally bought by the duke of portland some time after 1828, is expected to become the worlds most expensive book when it is. The fantastic beasts of john james audubons littleknown book on mammals the american naturalist spent the last years of his life cataloguing americas fourlegged creatures. Brilliant work in the archives has unearthed evidence that the great ornithological artist also enjoyed some rather. It was first published as a series in sections between 1827 and 1838, in edinburgh and london. Other digitized print materials prints by john james audubon. For many years he worked as a trading merchant, before turning to his true passion. John james audubon has 175 books on goodreads with 1976 ratings. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Public broadcasting service american masters biography of john james audubon.
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The pigeons, arriving by thousands, alighted everywhere, one above another, until solid masses as large as hogsheads were formed on the branches all round. Birds of america framedependent illustrated html at. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The life and adventures of john james audubon, the naturalist. This first edition of birds of america by john james audubon, originally bought by the duke of portland some time after 1828, is expected to become the worlds most expensive book when it. John james audubon 17851851 was not the first person to attempt to paint and describe all the birds of america alexander wilson has that distinction, but for half a century he was the young countrys dominant wildlife artist. Discover librarianselected research resources on john james audubon from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals. Nov 14, 2019 an early subscribers copy of john james audubons double elephant folio incomparably the most important and most beautiful colorplate book ever published. See more ideas about john james audubon, birds of america and audubon birds.
The birds of america by john james audubon alibris. Oct 31, 2004 john james audubon the making of an american. John james audubon, an early american naturalist and painter, produced one of the greatest works of natural history and art of the nineteenth century, the birds of america. The watermarks of the first ten images identify this copy as one of the first audubon received a subscription for. Texas state historical association the handbook of texas online biography of john.
An early subscribers copy of john james audubons double elephant folio incomparably the most important and most beautiful colorplate book ever published. John james audubons most popular book is birds of america. Brilliant work in the archives has unearthed evidence that. He had a talent for drawing and an interest in birds, and he would spend the next thirtyfive years traveling to the remotest regions of his new countryoften alone and on footto render his avian subjects on paper. John james audubon by john burroughs full text free book. April 26, 1785 january 27, 1851 was an american ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. The fires were lighted, and a magnificent, as well as wonderful and almost terrifying, sight presented itself. John james audubon 17851851 was born in haiti and raised in france, emigrating to north america when he was 18 years old to avoid conscription into the napoleonic wars. Audubon in the west by john james audubon 1966, hardcover. The pioneer in american ornithology was alexander wilson, a scotch weaver and poet, who emigrated to this country in 1794, and began the publication. As part of my research for the lost bird project, i was graciously given access to the audubon double folio housed in the rare books library at cornell university. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers.1238 592 309 1112 209 703 491 758 1469 1493 588 924 1369 197 1406 796 374 541 911 1132 1269 522 1043 1497 927 508 545 1145 490 1326 1037 1340 217