John James Audubon

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Rare Audubon Edition Could Fetch $10M

First edition to be sold at auction

(Newser) - A rare first edition of John James Audubon's The Birds of America could fetch anywhere from $7 million to $10 million at auction, Christie's estimates. The auction house will sell the lavishly illustrated four-volume set, featuring more than 400 hand-colored plates, on Jan. 20 in New York. The... More »

Audubon's Bird Bible Is World's Most Expensive Book

His 'Birds of America' sells for $10.3 million

(Newser) - John James Audubon's Birds of America—a rare blend of art, natural history, and craftsmanship—fetched more than $10 million at auction today, making it the world's most expensive published book. With its 435 hand-colored illustrations of birds drawn to size, the volume is one of the best preserved editions... More »

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