- New York, and Philadelphia, NY & PA: J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier,  1840-1844.
- full morocco bindings with gilt ornamentation around covers, five raised bands, gilt on spine, marbled edges, later cloth slipcases
- variously paginated
Price: $80,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 131435
Rinderknecht and Bruntjen 40-328, First 8vo edition. Table of contents in each volume, Introductory comments by Audubon precede text in volumes I and II. List of subscribers follows text in all volumes. Index follows text in Volume VII. Organized by family and genus, according to Audubon's A Synopsis of the Birds of North America (1839). 500 hand-colored lithographed plates after Audubon by W.E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly, and others. Printed and colored by J.T. Bowen. Audubon created 65 new illustrations for this edition, supplementing those in the folio edition published 1827-1838. Wood-engraved anatomical drawings in text. Previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown of each volume. Slipcases rubbed and scuffed, mainly at edges. Covers slightly rubbed and scuffed at extremities.