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A superb new printing of this vintage version of John James Audubon’s masterwork

In this contemporary printing of the Child Elephant Folio version of Audubon’s Birds of America, the thumbnail pictures accompanying the descriptive captions are revealed in complete colour for the benefit of the reader. This printing additionally options a lovely new binding material, in a luxurious teal colour.

The Child Elephant Folio gifts all 435 of Audubon’s good hand-coloured engravings in beautiful reproductions derived from the unique plates of the Nationwide Audubon Society’s archival reproduction of the uncommon Double Elephant Folio. Despite the fact that many makes an attempt were made to re-create the sumptuous illustrations in Audubon’s masterpiece, not anything has ever equaled the extent of constancy accomplished on this sumptuous version.

Organized and annotated by means of Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson, and issued with the whole endorsement and cooperation of the Audubon Society, this quantity is as informative as it’s gorgeous. Its interesting creation puts Audubon within the context of the historical past of American ornithological artwork and likewise reproduces a large sampling of the paintings of his outstanding predecessors and disciples, together with Roger Tory Peterson’s personal rightfully well-known art work. A brand new systematic association of the prints, following the up to date category of species, and descriptive captions approximately every hen permit us to understand Audubon’s fulfillment within the gentle of up to date ornithology.