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Audubon"s Elephant

Audubon"s Elephant

the story of John James Audubon"s epic struggle to publish The Birds of America

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL22545826M
ISBN 10029782967X

About this book. For the first time since their appearance in Audubon's Elephant Portfolio (), these magnificent hand-coloured engravings have been completely reorganised in a manner that closely follows the modern phylogenetic order for birds. Audubon's elephant. [Duff Hart-Davis] -- "The last time a complete copy of John James Audubon's The Birds of America came up for sale, in March , it fetched the staggering price of $ million. Such is the fame and rarity value of the.

  A reviewer for the New York Times called the Baby Elephant Folio a “brilliant achievement,” and justly so, but warned that the Abbeville edition is not a volume one would take to bed. “It measures 15 by 12 by 3 inches and weighs over 13 pounds. If one were thinking of it as a gift for a friend, a thoughtful and endearing touch would be to include a book stand with it.”. The book, published by the Natural History Museum in London, contains large hand coloured prints of engravings by John James Audubon; an American artist and naturalist who catalogued and engraved these birds between and in an ambitious project that was the first of its/5.

  Audubon's Elephant by Duff Hart-Davis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(59). Get this from a library! Audubon's elephant: America's greatest naturalist and the making of The birds of America. [Duff Hart-Davis] -- "Audubon's Elephant was the nickname given to John James Audubon's masterpiece, The Birds of America--an oversized folio of life-size ornithological prints that remains to this day the most.


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The creation of this double-elephant book depicting birds of America is the subject of "Audubon's Elephant." As with most artists, Audubon had his quirks.

He didn't make much of a living for his wife and two sons, whom he left in America while he sought subscribers for his one hundred pound book first in Scotland, then in England and France/5(4). This "baby elephant folio" is indeed a tiny but complete book of Audubon's "Birds of America." It is a perfect edition to give as a gift to friends and family who are Audubon aficionados.

It is great quality and the price can't be beat; I purchased several/5(96). Audubon's Elephant was the name given to John James Audubon's greatest work, The Birds of America -a folio of life-size ornithological prints that would prove the most enduring depiction of birdlife in the United : Duff Hart-Davis.

Duff Hart-Davis is a writer and journalist. His books include Fauna Britannica and Audubon's Elephant. He was Literary Editor and Assistant Editor of the Sunday Telegraph and was been country columnist for The Independent He lives and farms in Gloucestershire.

Audubon's Elephant was the name given to John James Audubon's greatest work, The Birds of America -a folio of life-size ornithological prints that would prove the most enduring depiction of birdlife in the United : Duff Hart Davis.

And there are few experiences more incredible than having the opportunity to admire Audubon’s double elephant folio version of The Birds of. The amount is Audubons Elephant book the $ million range the book was estimated to sell for and roughly $2 million shy of the record amount paid for an Audubon folio.

On J one of the world’s most expensive books, John James Audubon’s double-elephant folio of The Birds of America, will go to auction in New York City.

Buy Audubon's Elephant: The story of John James Audubon's epic struggle to publish The Birds of America New Ed by Hart-Davis, Duff (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(9). The book, which was written by Saverio Manetti and illustrated by Violante Vanni and Lorenzo Lorenzi, sold for $, setting a world record for the priciest online book sale. Known as the Double Elephant folio after its double elephant paper size, it is often regarded as the greatest picture book ever produced and the finest aquatint work.

By the s, the aquatint process was largely superseded by lithography. [66]Born: Jean Rabin, ApLes Cayes, Saint. An early subscriber's copy of John James Audubon's "Double Elephant Folio" – incomparably the most important and most beautiful color-plate book ever published.

The watermarks of the first ten images identify this copy as one of the first Audubon received a Author: Selby Kiffer.

Audubon, John James () Fish Hawk, Plate [from] The Birds of America. London: R. Havell, Among the entries on the list of the World’s Most Expensive Books at Auction are copies of The Birds of America by John James Audubon, which sold for $ million in There’s a good reason that the book commands such high.

Audubon's Elephant gives a goodoverall feel of what Audubon was like. It brings to life his struggle in getting his work accepted by ornithologists, his art recognised for its quality, and finally subscriptions for his book.

Duff Hart-Daviss research and objective compilation leaves little desire to read another biography of Audubon/5. The complete set of Havell engravings is commonly known as the “Double Elephant” folio and/or The Havell Edition. The term “double elephant” was a printers term referring to the largest paper available for printing at the time.

These engravings are the largest of the valuable Audubon prints and measure ″ x. Description Consists of a complete double elephant folio set ( plates) of Audubon’s Birds of America and his Ornithological Biography.

Also available on a dedicated website (). Please enjoy browsing through our Audubon octavo print galleries.

All prints listed are for sale and available for immediate purchase, or contact us if you would like additional information or pictures. Payment can be made by PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or personal check. A magnificent new printing of this classic edition of John James Audubon’s masterwork In this latest printing of the Baby Elephant Folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America, the thumbnail images accompanying the descriptive captions are printed in full color for the convenience of the printing also features an attractive new binding cloth, in a sumptuous teal color/5().

The Birds of America, - Havell Edition. Audubon's reputation as a great artist and naturalist was recognized throughout the world when he published from London, between andhis famous "double elephant" folio prints. These prints were engraved and hand-colored chiefly by Robert Havell in 87 numbers of five plates each.

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.

I arrived at the library with. The sheet size of the paper is known as "double elephant," measuring 39 x 29 inches, approximately the same size of the drawing paper that bears the same name.

THE EXCEPTIONALLY FINE DUKE OF PORTLAND SET OF AUDUBON'S MASTERPIECE THE BIRDS OF AMERICA-- THE FINEST COLOR-PLATE BOOK OF ORNITHOLOGY EVER PRODUCED. CONDITION. Great deals on Audubon Birds of America Indiana Antiquarian & Collectible Books. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books.

- Buy Audubon's Birds Of America: The National Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio (Tiny Folio) book online at best prices in India on Read Audubon's Birds Of America: The National Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio (Tiny Folio) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5().The largest books and prints produced in the 19th century were in the Double Elephant Folio size.

This is the paper used for the Audubon Havell and Bein bird prints, which measure approximately 26 1/2 x 39 inches. Only a few books have ever been produced on this scale, and thus Double Elephant Folio has become synonymous with Audubon’s great.