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The Birds of America.
New York: Abbeville Press, 1985. One of 350 sets of this fine facsimile edition comprising 4 large elephant folio plate volumes housed in the original baize lined oak case with sliding shelves and 7 text volumes. All volumes in the original gilt decorated green morocco. The folios 39 1/2 x 26 inches (100 x 67 cm); the text 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches (26 x 18 cm); with 435 color plates, an additional proof plate "Carolina Parrot" laid-in. Some very minor rubbing to spines, a few scratches to case, fine overall.
The magnificent Abbeville facsimile of Audubon's monumental Birds of America, reproducing each of the "elephant folio" plates from the 1826-38 first edition copy owned by the National Audubon Society. The text offers a five volume facsimile of Audubon's 1831-1849 Ornithological Biography; a facsimile of Waldemar H. Fries' 1973 The Double Elephant Folio; and Roger Tory and Virginia Marie Peterson's Commentaries on Audubon's Birds of America.

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