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The Birds of America

From Original Drawings
Audubon, John James (Book - 1827-38)
The Birds of America
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Authors: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851
Title: The birds of America
from original drawings
Publisher: London : Pub. by the author, 1827-38
Characteristics: 4 v.,CCCCXXXV col. pl.,100 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by John James Audubon
Notes: Text to accompany the plates was published in 5 vols., rl. 8vo., Edinburgh, 1831-39, under title "Ornithological biography, or, An account of the habits of the birds of the United States of America ..." Later editions, of text and plates combined, with alterations, were published in 7 and 8 vols., rl. 8vo., under title "The birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories"
"The plates were published without any text, to avoid the necessity of furnishing copies gratis to the public libraries in England, agreeably to the law of copyright."--Sabin, A dictionary of books relating to America, v. 1, p. 315
Originally issued in 87 parts
Engraved t.-p
Additional Contributors: Havell, Robert 1793-1878
Lizars, W. H. (William Home), 1788-1859, Illustrator
Branch Call Number: R- 598.2 A91
Subject Headings: Birds Pictorial works Birds North America
Topical Term: Birds
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