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BRAND NEW Sterling FIRST EDITION First Printing dust jacket hardcover, free tracking number, clean text, solid binding, NO remainders NOT ex-library, smoke free; slight gentle shelfwear / storage-wear; slight flaw to jacket back WE SHIP FAST. 201701511 Carefully packed and quickly sent. By John James Audubon. Introduction by David Allen Sibley. ISBN 978-1-4351-4257-2. ** The culmination of over twelve years of work, Audubon''s masterpiece features some of the most stunning bird paintings of all time, from the great crested flycatcher and pin tailed duck to the common American swan. One of the most valuable natural history books ever published, it shows birds in natural positions and in their native habitats. This edition has been created by disbinding one of the two original sets held by the Natural History Museum, London, and then photographing it using the latest digital technology. It includes all of Audubon''s 435 bird images, reproduced as large as possible on the page and with the original numbering and captions faithfully recreated. There is an introduction by world-renowned bird artist and author David Allen Sibley, whose The Sibley Guide to Birds is considered by many to be the most comprehensive guide for the identification of birds in North America. Please choose Priority / Expedited shipping for faster delivery. (No shipping to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina or Italy.)

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Donna
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
DO NOT BUY!!! It''s not a good reproduction - at all.
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2021
I am returning and silently cursing all those who wrote glowing reviews for the hardcover. I like Audobon''s paintings and bought it solely for that. I am an ameteur bird watcher. In other words, I just watch pretty birds and listen to their birdsong, the most beautiful... See more
I am returning and silently cursing all those who wrote glowing reviews for the hardcover. I like Audobon''s paintings and bought it solely for that. I am an ameteur bird watcher. In other words, I just watch pretty birds and listen to their birdsong, the most beautiful music in the world. I am not one of those intellectual snobs that brag about knowing all the species, etc. I look, I like, I simply enjoy. This is how, in my opinion, birds should be enjoyed - naturally, not to show off your knowledge. That said because I like Audubon''s paintings I jumped on this SOLELY FOR THEM. Silly me. i thought reproduction meant accurate, complete and color paintings woudl be in, you know, COLOR. Instead, it''s an extremely bad photocopy albeit bound in a deceptive beautiful cover, black and white photocopy. It''s not even legible in parts and the paintings I bought it for - other books are far more expensive - blurred, horrible black and white GARBAGE. I am returning it for a full refund. Shame on those of you who reviewed saying the pictures were good. Only one that said they were bad was a review for the paperback. You made me think the hardcover was better done and helped this publisher scam. Shame on them and also shame on you.
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Damon D. Hickey
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The one Audubon to own!
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2021
When I was a kid in the 1950s, my grandmother bought me the one-volume Macmillan reprint of Audubon’s “Birds of America.” The color registration was terrible, but I was awestruck, and I’ve been in love with these paintings ever since. Audubon’s originals were huge, and... See more
When I was a kid in the 1950s, my grandmother bought me the one-volume Macmillan reprint of Audubon’s “Birds of America.” The color registration was terrible, but I was awestruck, and I’ve been in love with these paintings ever since. Audubon’s originals were huge, and there have been many scaled-down reprints. I have several favorite editions, but if I were going to recommend just one, it would be this one. The images are large enough to see detail. The colors are perfect and the registration is sharp. And all the birds are here, in the original order. So buy it, or get your grandmother to buy it for you!
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Miguel
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Birds of America in Paperback- make sure you read the back cover
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2020
In paperback format make sure you read the back cover before buying. Mostly my fault which is why Im not returning this item. I should have read the back cover that states that pictures are poor quality. Also pictures are not in color . I assumed a book of paintings of... See more
In paperback format make sure you read the back cover before buying.
Mostly my fault which is why Im not returning this item. I should have read the back cover that states that pictures are poor quality. Also pictures are not in color . I assumed a book of paintings of birds would have those paintings in color. I assumed wrong as the paperback has black and white pictures only. Pretty Lame . Buy a hardcopy book and make sure the bird pictures are in color. Paperback is less then half price of the hardcover color books. Sometimes lo barato sale caro
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wbj
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great edition
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2015
Bought this for my 11 year old grandson who had just finished another book whose premise centered around a boy''s and girl''s attempt to restore an original library copy to it''s original condition by locating pages that had been taken by various townspeople. He loved the... See more
Bought this for my 11 year old grandson who had just finished another book whose premise centered around a boy''s and girl''s attempt to restore an original library copy to it''s original condition by locating pages that had been taken by various townspeople. He loved the book and he loves birds ( how many 11 year-olds know the name Agelaius phoeniceus). I''m hoping it will encourage his passion.
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Angela Webber
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The book is beautiful. The foreword is concise and informative
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2016
The book is beautiful. The foreword is concise and informative. When I received it, the spine was already broken along the final index, but in a book of this size that''s not entirely unexpected. Other than that, my only complaint is that despite it''s assertion of accuracy... See more
The book is beautiful. The foreword is concise and informative. When I received it, the spine was already broken along the final index, but in a book of this size that''s not entirely unexpected. Other than that, my only complaint is that despite it''s assertion of accuracy in cataloging, the notorious Washington Sea Eagle is randomly in the front of the book, not listed in the index and mislabeled as plate 11 instead of 13. Over all, though it''s an excellent collection of gorgeous art, faithfully reproduced, if not faithfully numbered.
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Tom
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
scam screwed book non-returnable
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2020
the kindle book is a crappy photocopy of a book,98% of the pictures are gone.... just plain blank... i tried to return the order w/o success
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MissionHQ
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Huge book of Beauty
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2019
We use this book as a reference often. It is well made, big and heavy. Very happy with the prints included and the clarity of them.
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NOELVM
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Birds of America
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2014
I bought this for my daughter in law for Christmas. She is an artists who specializes in birds. She told me that it was her favorite book for doing research and that she often checked it out at the library but couldn''t afford it. Making a hit with her is a real... See more
I bought this for my daughter in law for Christmas. She is an artists who specializes in birds. She told me that it was her favorite book for doing research and that she often checked it out at the library but couldn''t afford it.

Making a hit with her is a real plus because I never know what to get her. If she says this book is a winner, it''s a winner.
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ian159
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amazing value. Wonderful reproduction - Needs a better index
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 9, 2019
Ok so the original of this is found in 120 or so sets of ''Double Elephant Folio Books'' - I say ''books'' but as they are about 4ft tall, by 3ft wide, and take two people to turn a page, ''books'' is stretching the use of name. The complete sets usually sell at auction for about...See more
Ok so the original of this is found in 120 or so sets of ''Double Elephant Folio Books'' - I say ''books'' but as they are about 4ft tall, by 3ft wide, and take two people to turn a page, ''books'' is stretching the use of name. The complete sets usually sell at auction for about $8-12 million. They consist of 455 hand coloured prints or ''plates'' in various sizes , printed using hand etched copper plates, on velum like paper, that was not glossy. The images taken from the Audubon''s original paintings and drawings. The history of the books, which were originally sold as part-works and subsequent reproductions is as interesting as the art itself. There are certainly lots of copies of early books and plates that go for thousands and hundreds of thousands of pounds. There are seven or so complete sets of Audubon Double Elephant Folio in the UK, One in the British Library, one in the Natural History Museum, who created this reproduction, and one in the Central Library in Liverpool. The last two are on public display. I expect that this is a much more true to life reproduction, than ones published on glossy paper, especially as the N.H. Museum had their own copy especially photographed. I think it''s a fantastic achievement for the money. They have kept faith with the original in terms of the order, and so on, which is as it should be, The only thing I would criticize is that the index & plate information as the end. Which is not very through, and in very small type. A few more pages of that in a better format, would have made this even closer to perfect, than it already is.
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SophieB
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The most beautiful coffee table book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 29, 2019
I have always been amazed by Audubon''s work and as we were moving I really wanted something like this as a coffee table book. I was not sure what to expect for the price, as it''s a 500 page book and I thought it was not expensive at all. My jaw dropped when I opened the...See more
I have always been amazed by Audubon''s work and as we were moving I really wanted something like this as a coffee table book. I was not sure what to expect for the price, as it''s a 500 page book and I thought it was not expensive at all. My jaw dropped when I opened the package and saw the book. It''s very high quality and bright coloured pictures on thick paper, the perfect and most stunning addition for our coffee table.
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john kennedy
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Beautiful illustrations in a weighty tome.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2018
Excellent pictures and a much thicker book than I expected. This would have been perfect except that , unfortunately, the book’s dust cover was creased and it had a few slightly dog-eared pages near the beginning. I think this was due to only using one piece of screwed up...See more
Excellent pictures and a much thicker book than I expected. This would have been perfect except that , unfortunately, the book’s dust cover was creased and it had a few slightly dog-eared pages near the beginning. I think this was due to only using one piece of screwed up paper to protect book which allowed a lot of room for movement. I couldn’t return it as it was a gift and I needto give it to recipient at weekend. Will have to apologise and hope she doesn’t mind. As someone else complained about packing, this needs to be addressed by Amazon. Would have given 5 stars for book but damage brought score down.
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Crocodilian
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Beautiful book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 25, 2018
A beautiful book of the World-famous illustrations by Audubon. My copy arrived with a torn dust cover but Amazon dealt with this quickly, efficiently and to my satisfaction. For anyone interested in Audubon, this seems a superb introduction. Thoroughly recommended.
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pcc25
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Great service, well wrapped which was needed for his ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2018
bought as a present. Great service, well wrapped which was needed for his weighty tome. Pictures are great.
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