Collection of 435 illustrations from the most famous bird book in the world. Swallows, wrens, hummingbirds, flycatchers, woodpeckers, phoebes, quail, etc frank g ashbrook, paul moller on. While audubon was creating birds of america, he was also working on a companion publication, namely, his ornithological biography. Birds of usa north american birds birds of north america. This product andor its method of use is covered by one or more of the following patents. It was first published as a series in sections between 1827 and 1838, in edinburgh and london. Yellow book of birds of america 1954 mini field guide vtg. Buy birds of america book online at low prices in india birds of. This forest bird, which lives in the undergrowths, is recognized by its brightly coloured yellow breast.
Books go search your store deals store gift cards sell help. The buyer was identified only as an american collector who bid by phone. The yellow book of birds of america by frank ashbrook. This is the only book of several on the market whether used or in print that allows the reader to see the platesall 435 of themas they actually appear in the. The yellow book of birds of america by frank ashbrook illustrations by paul moller whitman 1941 swallows, wrens, hummingbirds, flycatchers, woodpeckers, phoebes, quail, ect. Other digitized print materials prints by john james audubon. Vintage mini field guide from 1954 the yellow book of birds of america printed by whitman publishing co. Worlds most expensive book, birds of america, set to. Birds of america is a story collection by one of the most talented but minimal writers around, lorrie moore.
This is one of a series of four bird guide books mcmxli whitman publishing co racine, wisconsin. The bald eagle is the national bird of the united states. John james audubons birds of america is a portal into the natural world. It includes species from all 50 states, the district of columbia, and all u. A copy of the worlds most expensive book, john james audubons 19thcentury masterpiece birds of america, is set for auction later this month and is. The yellow breasted chat is the largest member of the warbler family seen in north america. The california condor is one of north america s most endangered birds.
The best bird guide and bird watching search engine to identify birds in the world. The book called the complete birds of north america, is a book recommended to be part of any birders library. Not all of the specimens illustrated in the work were collected by audubon himself, some were sent to him by john kirk townsend who had collected them. I believe you will find that the the sibley guide to birds by david allen sibley, will be one of your most relied upon books at home and in the field. John james audubons the birds of america was immediately recognized as an extraordinary achievement and perhaps the greatest contribution ever made of art in the service of science.
The yellow book of birds of america by frank ashbrook, paul moller whitman 1941. Swallows, wrens, hummingbirds, flycathcers, woodpeckers, phoebes, quail, etc. The artworks are accompanied by the scientific descriptions that were used in the original birds of america and there is also a new introduction by worldrenowned. This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total. An early subscribers copy of john james audubons double elephant folio incomparably the most important and most beautiful colorplate book ever published. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Identify birds in north america for bird watching or as a bird guide. Despite its age published in 1931, it remains useful and charming. The most valuable book in the world, a copy sold for in 2011 christies much anticipated sale of john james audubons birds of america has just concluded within the past couple of hours. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Aside from being famous in the rare book world, birds of america has also immense historical and ornithological importance. The introduction to brewers blackbird is what sold me. I found that these selected books are the most popular books on birds of north america and that they have been useful throughout my travels and personal research. Swallows, wrens, hummingbirds, flycatchers, woodpeckers, phoebes, quail, etc.
The red book of birds of america gulls, terns, ducks. This book covers all the native and vagrant species of birds seen on the north american continent. Vintage 1931 book the blue book birds of america by frank. Often cited as the most expensive book of all time, there are still 120 known intact copies of john james audubons the birds of america which was published between 1827 and 1838. Audubons warbler, hermit warbler, blackthroated gray warbler. The book became a new york times bestseller, a rarity for a short story collection. Nearly all later ornithological works were inspired by audubons artistry and high standards, and birds of america is considered one of the greatest examples of book. I checked out this book from my library, hoping it had the full collection of birds from audubons birds of america, but alas the copy by library had only featured 30 color prints from the original book, with a catalog of the remaining 470 prints printed in blackandwhite thumbnails in the back of the book. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 lifesize watercolors of north american birds havell edition, all reproduced from handengraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration. Small finch with dark back black in the east, dark green in the west, black crown, bright yellow underparts. It is a common warbler, and is seen in almost in all the us states on the continent. The birds of america by john james audubon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. This is a pocket size paperback book, one of three in a series, which covers mostly perching birds and other woodlands birds. The blue book of birds of america by ashbrook, frank g.
The story people like that are the only people here won an o. The red book of birds of america gulls, terns, ducks, herons, sandpipers, hawks, eagle, owls, etc. This list of birds of the united states is a comprehensive listing of all the bird species confirmed in the united states as of july, 2019. The photos show the actual book that you will receive. Smyth sewn, interior vaunts moire end papers, acidneutral paper wont yellow or become. Buy the birds of america complete ed of audubons classic work by john james audubon isbn. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. The book is in fair shape and better than most other listings ive observed. Not all of the specimens illustrated in the work were collected by audubon. It provides information on all the birds listed on the aba bird list. Birds of america 1998 is a collection of short stories by american writer lorrie moore. Swallows, wrens, hummingbirds, flycatchers, frank g ashbrook.
The brewers blackbird is the handsomest of all the blackbird race, but its love song is a rather ludicrous attempt at music making. The yellow book of birds of america internet archive. The twist is that its written largely in lucys voice, through imagined diary entries, letters, and poems deeply informed by historical research. Dowd, author of a new book, audubons sparrow, tells the audubons story in the time leading up to the publication of birds of america.
A 1931 book titled the blue book of birds of america by frank g ashbrook, illustrations by paul moller. Certainly the greatest of american bird books, and possibly one of the finest book productions in the world, audubons birds of america owes much to its authors determination to have his work reproduced by the best possible craftsmen, and to his insistence that his drawings be reproduced lifesize, as he had drawn them. The red book of birds of america, pocket version 1931. As part of my research for the lost bird project, i was graciously given access to the audubon double folio housed in the rare books library at cornell university. While there are a handful of books in the world that may be worth more, until 20 birds of america held the record for the most money paid at auction for any single. John james audubon 17851851 was for half a century north americas dominant nature artist, as well as the first in the region to conduct birdbanding. Bird books north american birds birds of north america. I picked up this little book from a local resale shop.
Prints by john james audubon digitized materials rare. The sevenvolume birds of america includes images of six nowextinct birds. Darlington in the midnineteenth century and later donated, as part of his extensive library, to the university of pittsburgh. The birds of america is a book by naturalist and painter john james audubon, containing illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the united states. Audubon protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. The stories here are not big or grand or epic, but work simply as little oneact plays, exposing the inherent complexities and dramas in the everyday lives we all lead. Click to read more about the yellow book of birds o f america by frank g. Us patent number 7,363,309 and foreign equivalents. Find the blue book of birds o f america by ashbrook, frank g at biblio. Ashbrook and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Yellowbreasted chat birds of north america types of birds. This is the story of a young american soldier, john bartle. Very good shape with some wear to the covers and spine edges, pages. Collecting the birds of america by audubon, john james first.602 1565 10 834 1363 1466 364 393 124 1285 1518 688 155 1327 858 573 861 938 1260 1281 255 165 1175 707 85 950 635 177 890 1593 487 531 1396 554 1417 1381 50 620 1233 1001 1329 110 217 675 1339 1224 516