Audubon Art Prints: A Collector's Guide to Every Edition

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Audubon Art Prints offers buyers, sellers, and collectors an easy-to-use, one-volume source of information for these widely sought-after prints. When Bill Steiner first became interested in acquiring original Audubon prints, he was surprised by the dearth of conveniently accessible, accurate information of the subject. In an effort to catalog all things Audubon, he unearthed obscure references, surveyed the contemporary marketplace, and consulted specialists from around the world. The results of his labors, ...
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2003 Paperback New Color and b&w illustrations. The most comprehensive guide available, with publication histories, details about printers, engravers and subscribers, price ... histories and preservation, market information, plus tips on how to distinguish similar plates. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Audubon Art Prints offers buyers, sellers, and collectors an easy-to-use, one-volume source of information for these widely sought-after prints. When Bill Steiner first became interested in acquiring original Audubon prints, he was surprised by the dearth of conveniently accessible, accurate information of the subject. In an effort to catalog all things Audubon, he unearthed obscure references, surveyed the contemporary marketplace, and consulted specialists from around the world. The results of his labors, gathered here in this lavishly illustrated volume, provide an invaluable and fascinating encyclopaedic reference.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570035043
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Introduction
1 John James Audubon, the Double Elephant Folio, and the Original Havell Prints 1
2 The Bien Edition and the Later Full-sized Facsimile Prints of The Birds of America 71
3 The Royal Octavo Editions 91
4 Facsimiles of the Original Bird Paintings 121
5 Commercial Prints, Modern Posters, Book Pages, and Undersized Facsimiles 124
6 The Quadrupeds, or Mammals: The Imperial Folio and Octavo Editions 130
7 Internet Auction Sites and General Buying and Selling 163
8 Restoration and Conservation, Names and Numbers, Other Bird Artists, and Audubon as a Writer 179
9 An Internet Guide to Audubon Prints: Galleries With Web Sites 199
App. A Christie's Auction House 205
App. B Representative Past Prices for Havells: Dealer Price Lists and Auction Results 217
App. C A Timeline for Audubon Prints 219
App. D Desiderata 227
App. E Alaska, Aloes, and Accuracy 233
App. F The Birds of America: Some Complete Sets and Their Stories 247
App. G Complete Sets, Incomplete Subscriptions, Extra Colored Prints, and the Fate of the Early Loose Havells 257
App. H Audubon's Handwriting: A Curious Scrap of Paper 269
Glossary 275
Annotated Bibliography 287
Index 307
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