Audubon by Constance Rourke with 12 Colored Plates from Original Audubon Prints Black and White Illustrations by James MacDonald 1936 Harcourt Brace and Company

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Discover the World of Audubon

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of John James Audubon's life and works with "Audubon" by Constance Rourke. This 1936 edition from Harcourt Brace and Company brings to life the vibrant and meticulous nature of Audubon's art through 12 colored plates derived from his original prints.

Accompanied by black-and-white illustrations by James MacDonald, this blue hardcover volume is a celebration of one of history's most renowned naturalists.


  • Title: Audubon
  • Author: Constance Rourke
  • Illustrations: James MacDonald
  • Colored Plates: From Original Audubon Prints
  • Publication Date: 1936
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company
  • Format: Blue Hardcover Book
  • Pages: 342
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear on the cover, as shown in the photos

Key Elements:

  •  Step into the world of Audubon, where every colored plate tells a story of the wilderness that he so loved and detailed.
  • This book serves as a cultural touchstone, reflecting the passion and precision of Audubon's work, which has captivated audiences for centuries.
  • The blue hardcover encases the book’s contents, offering a glimpse into the past with its classic design and minor wear that tells of its journey through time.
  •  An indispensable addition to any library, "Audubon" by Constance Rourke allows readers and collectors to own a piece of artistic and natural history.
  • Engage with the legacy of Audubon, enhancing your appreciation for art, nature, and history.


Immerse yourself in the historical significance of Audubon's work by reading "Unlocking New Perspectives Through Old Book Reading" and understand the lasting impact of his art on both the past and the present.


The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, as is typical for vintage pieces. Please use the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need more photos, ask.

In Summation:

"Audubon" is not merely a book; it's a passage through time, a detailed account of Audubon's dedication to the natural world, embellished with colorful prints that bring his legacy to your fingertips. This edition is a testament to the enduring allure of nature's beauty as seen through Audubon's eyes.

Embrace the naturalist's legacy with your own copy of "Audubon" by Constance Rourke. Let this book be a cherished addition to your collection, offering endless inspiration and a tangible connection to the past.

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