Birds of America John James Audubon Forward and Descriptive Captions by William Vogt 1946 The Macmillan Company

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Allow me to introduce "Birds of America" by the renowned John James Audubon, a vintage gem in ornithological literature. Published in 1946 by The Macmillan Company, this book is a true testament to Audubon's lifelong passion for birds and unparalleled artistic skill.


  • Title: Birds of America
  • Publication Date: 1946 (Reprinted 1941, Original Copyright 1937)
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 435 + Index & Transcript of the Original Plates
  • Dimensions: 9.2" x 12.5"
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear on the book cover, writing in pencil on the first page (see photos)

Key Features:

  • Follow the visual and descriptive journey through Audubon's meticulous observations, captured in art and prose. This edition enhances the original works for modern readers with forward and descriptive captions by William Vogt.
  • John James Audubon was not just an ornithologist but a cultural icon who made birds accessible to people in their living rooms. His work has inspired countless nature studies and conservation efforts.
  • Encased in a hardcover format, the oversized dimensions make each page a piece of art. The book measures 9.2" x 12.5", making it a standout piece in any book collection.
  • With minor wear that attests to its age and a note from a previous owner, this book carries its history proudly. It's not just a book but a vintage art piece.


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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. For more information or photos, feel free to ask.

In Summation:

This collector's edition of "Birds of America" is a rich historical archive and a stunning piece of visual art. It's a feast for the eyes and mind, an essential addition to any bird lover's collection.

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