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AUDUBON, John James, & John Bachman.

AUDUBON, John James, & John Bachman.

Rare books by John James Audubon, including early editions and finely bound sets of The Birds of America, and The Viviparous quadrupeds of North America.

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    The Viviparous quadrupeds of North America.

    First edition of Audubon's magnificent final work, with brilliantly coloured plates. One of the very few great colour plate books on animals. Born in Santo Domingo (now Haiti) in 1785, as the son of a French sea captain and a French chambermaid, Audubon arrived in America in 1803 and settled near Philadelphia. In 1820, facing bankruptcy as a result of several failed business ventures, Audubon decided to pursue his lifelong interest in natural history and initially devoted his time to producing a complete record of American birds. Learn More
    £400,000

    Date of Publication: 1845

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 92511

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  2. The Quadrupeds of North America.

    The Quadrupeds of North America.

    Final edition. Having made his reputation with "The Birds of America", Audubon began an equally imposing project "The Quadrupeds of North America". Audubon travelled the entirety of North America, including British and Russian territories, the USA and parts of Mexico collecting specimens to use as models for his paintings, his ambition being to paint every North American species. Learn More
    £8,750

    Date of Publication: 1870

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    Stock Code: 20933

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