Hardback 290pp Illustrated 280x340mm
9780674031029   Product Code: 99945
The French-American ornithologist John James Audubon (1785-1851) is celebrated for his illustrations of the birds of his adopted country; but before The Birds of America won him international fame, he sold a number of early works to his friend Edward Harris. Drawing on this collection, now at Harvard, this handsome volume presents 116 paintings of European and American birds, traces Audubon's painstaking acquisition of his craft, and charts the history of this priceless collection. Slip-cased.