Birds of America: The Bien Chromolithographic Edition
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A never-before-published edition of the rare chromolithographic Audubon prints of American birds.
John James Audubon is arguably America’s most widely recognized and collected artist. His Birds of America has been reproduced often, beginning with the double elephant folio printed by Havill in England. After Audubon’s death, his family arranged with the New York printer Julius Bien to produce another elephant folio edition, this time by the new chromolithographic process. The venture, begun in 1858, was brought to an abrupt end by the Civil War. Only 150 plates were produced; they are among the most rare and sought after Audubon prints. This sumptuous book, bound in cloth with a full cloth slipcase, is the first complete reproduction of Bien chromolithographs.
256 pages; 150 color illustrations. By Joel Oppenheimer.
ITEM NUMBER: 1426