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Fries:The Double Elephant Folio THE DOUBLE ELEPHANT FOLIO: THE STORY OF AUDUBON’S BIRDS OF AMERICA.
Waldemar H. Fries. Reprint with new appendix by Susanne M. Low. Amherst, 2006. Cloth.

Often called the “Bible of Audubon scholars” since its publication in 1973, this book provides a wealth of information on the Birds of America including the names of subscribers, original cost of the book and details regarding sets that were broken up or destroyed. The appendix updates the whereabouts of each set. $84.95



Identifying Audubon Bird PrintsIDENTIFYING AUDUBON BIRD PRINTS.
ORIGINALS, STATES, EDITIONS, RESTRIKES, AND FACSIMILES AND REPRODUCTIONS.

Basic Reference Robert Braun. Fairfield, Connecticut, 2001. Paper.

An extremely useful identification guide to all Audubon bird prints. Separately issued reprint of an article which appeared in Imprint V. 21 #2 (1996), with new color illustrations and updated bibliography. $14.00



Fine Bird BooksFINE BIRD BOOKS, 1700-1900
Sacheverell Sitwell. Foreword by S. Dillon Ripley. New York, 1990. Cloth. Out of print.

One of the most comprehensive illustrated guides to color plate ornithological books, with 52 full-page color illustrations. $75.00



Art of Bird IllustrationTHE ART OF BIRD ILLUSTRATION
Maureen Lambourne. Edison, 1997. Paper.

A fine single volume history with generous sized illustrations. $25.95



Catesby's Birds CATESBY'S BIRDS OF COLONIAL AMERICA.
Alan Feduccia. Chapel Hill, 1985. Paper.

Forward by Russell W. Peterson. An excellent book on the fundamental importance of Mark Catesby's Natural History, this volume contains numerous color plates and b&w pictures of all Catesby's birds, along with his original text. Feduccia adds a fine introduction and presents guiding remarks on the plates. $27.50



Handbook of Audubon prints HANDBOOK OF AUDUBON PRINTS.
Basic Reference Lois Bannon & Taylor Clark. 4th. ed. Gretna, 1998. Cloth.

A fine basic primer on prints by John James Audubon. Just reissued in a fourth edition. $17.95



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