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Topic - John James Audubon
The New-York Historical Society is exhibiting its entire collection of 474 bird watercolors by John James Audubon for the first time.
Artist and naturalist Roger Tory Peterson's illustrated Field Guide series helped popularize bird watching the world over and set the standard for the modern nature guide. Next month, bird lovers will have the chance to buy the original paintings, drawings and photographs that were used to illustrate his system of bird identification.
A rare first edition of John James Audubon's illustrated "The Birds of America" depicting more than 400 life-size North American species in four monumental volumes was purchased at auction Friday for $7.9 million.
One of the world's rarest and most valuable books is out of the vault and on public view as part of an unusual daily ritual at the nation's oldest natural history museum.
In a Dec. 7 story about the auction of a rare edition of John James Audubon's "Birds of America" book, The Associated Press reported the book sold at auction for the hammer price of $10,270,000. That figure excluded the buyer's premium, which was added later and brought the price to $11,567,575.
A rare copy of John James Audubon's "Birds of America," billed as the world's most expensive book, is up for sale alongside a first edition of Shakespeare's plays at an auction to set book lovers' pulses racing, Sotheby's said Thursday.