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Audubon's Birds of America: The National Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio

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This sparkling Tiny Folio™ edition of Audubon's Birds of America displays all 435 of Audubon's hand–colored engravings, graced with an illuminating introduction by Roger Tory Peterson that places Audubon in his ornithological and art historical context. Issued with the full endorsement and cooperation of the Audubon Society, the stunning Baby Elephant Folio—here reproduced in a miniature, gem-like version—was the first work ever to arrange Audubon's plates in scientific order.

435 pages, Hardcover

First published June 1, 1983

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Roger Tory Peterson

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Roger Tory Peterson was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement.

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Profile Image for ALLEN.
553 reviews113 followers
September 7, 2018
Note: this review is of the "Tiny" version, ISBN 978-0789208149. It measures less than five inches square, and less than one inch thick.

If you're like me, you have to darn many coffee-table books already. On my coffee table are the ones about the Beatles, a history of Chicago, an art book, and a Canadian railroading book I keep meaning to read all of. On top of THAT are the usual bills and magazines and supposedly guilt-inducing political mailers. But this 'Tiny' Audubon is just right, because it's "tiny" but telling. John James Audubon's birds are a classic of design, wonderfully realistic, and authentically American. Well worth having or to give as a present.
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178 reviews9 followers
December 13, 2020
Fascinating. Didn’t know any of this. Lovely little BIG book - and the paintings, fascinating.
Profile Image for Amy.
48 reviews2 followers
July 1, 2008
this book contains beautiful reproductions of all of audubon's prints. i this book defines coffee table book, but unlike other coffee table books this one demands to be left open. i open it to a new page every day - my coffee table is so uncluttered now! also, the book has a 50 page forward on audubon, conservation, and art. i found a painting by eckelberry called 'black skimmers' which, i must have.
Profile Image for Andrew Volpe.
92 reviews2 followers
February 22, 2010
Acquired from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Clinic library, 2001.

The biggest and heaviest book in my collection!
Profile Image for Jenny.
750 reviews22 followers
November 5, 2010
Picked this up at Housing Works several months back. Incredibly detailed illustrations. Good table of contents, no index.
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588 reviews12 followers
August 5, 2016
Book doesn't go into any detail about the birds, but Audubon's plates are wonderful. Great intro book to better ones.
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