AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. 1785-1851.
The Birds of America. New York: George R. Lockwood, [1870-71].
8 volumes. 8vo (275 x 180 mm). With 500 hand-colored lithographed plates printed by J.T. Bowen and wood engravings throughout the text. Original blind-tooled morocco, gilt-lettered spines, a.e.g. Spines and corners rubbed, period ownership inscription to half-titles.
Provenance: Morgan family copy.
Attractive example of the final octavo edition of The Birds of America. After printing this edition, Lockwood lost most of the plates in a fire at the print shop, according to Ron Tyler's Audubon's Great National Work (1993). Sabin 2364; Nissen IVB 52.