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Common Loon (Great Northern Diver).
Wild Turkey (Great American Hen).
American Crow.
Sandhill Crane (Whooping Crane)
Scarlet Ibis.
Snowy Owl.
Audubon's Birds of America
The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio Revised Edition

Text by Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson

Size: 11 3/4 x 15", 694 pages
482 full-color illustrations, 435 duotones
Published 1990
ISBN: 978-1-55859-128-8
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Cloth $185.00
Also as a Tiny Folio for $12.95

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Abbeville's magnificent volume on John James Audubon's world famous ornithological engravings.

"A brilliant achievement." -- The New York Times

This marvelous edition of Audubon's Birds of America displays all 435 of Audubon's brilliant handcolored engravings in exquisite reproductions taken from the original plates of the Audubon Society's archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. Although many attempts have been made to re-create the magnificent illustrations in Audubon's masterpiece, nothing equals the level of fidelity or scale achieved in this high-quality edition.

Organized and annotated by Roger Tory Peterson, America’s best-known ornithologist, and issued with the full endorsement and cooperation of the Audubon Society, this magnificent volume is as thorough in scientific classification as it is beautiful. Peterson's fascinating introduction places Audubon in the context of the history of American ornithological art and also reproduces a wide sampling of the work of Audubon's notable predecessors and disciples, including Peterson's own justly famous paintings. This new systematic arrangement of the prints, complete with informative commentaries about each bird, made it possible to correct many of the problems or errors in Audubon's original edition revealed by later scholarship. The colorful captions in the back provide fascinating commentaries on each featured bird.

Roger Tory Peterson has been regarded as Americas most notable ornithologist following the publication of A Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. Like Audubon, Peterson received many honorary degrees and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Honor. Virginia Marie Peterson is a scientist and an expert on the environmental effects of oil spills.

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