AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851.
The Birds of America. New York & Philadelphia: J.J.Audubon & J.B. Chevalier, 1840-44. 7 volumes. Illustrated with 500 hand-colored lithographic plates, and illustrations in the text. 8vo (254 x 160 mm). Period half brown calf over marbled boards, rebacked with original spines laid down. A few plates trimmed close, pl. 471 bound out of sequence, some light foxing, occasionally affecting plates, hinges reinforced, original spines worn, covers rubbed.
First octavo edition. Considered the most desirable of the octavo editions for the quality of the plates. Sabin 2364.