AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES 1785-1851.
Ornithological Biography, or an Account of the Habits of the Birds of the United States of America. Edinburgh: Adam Black; Adam & Charles Black, 1831; 1834; 1835; 1838; 1849.
5 volumes. 8vo. xxiv, 512; xxxii, 588; xvi, 638; xxviii, 618; xxxix, [i], 664 pp. Half morocco and marbled boards. Re-backed, with the original spines laid down, spines uniformly sunned to brown, some light chipping and wear to edges and corners.
FIRST EDITION OF AUDUBON'S TEXT,designed to accompany his elephant folio edition of The Birds of America. Howes A389; Sabin 2366; Zimmer 20.