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Guide to the John James Audubon Print Collection
[1820]-1860, 1985
  PR 162

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Description is in English.

Container List

Series III: Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

Series III contains nineteenth century material that does not readily fit into the above two series. A lithograph of a "Marsh Hen," by the firm Childs and Inman of Philadelphia and published in 1832, is one of a very few known copies of this print; the only one of Audubon's birds to be separately printed in this format. Little documentary evidence exists of Audubon's foray into lithography, but the print is thought to have been drawn on stone by Albert Newsam in the summer of 1832.

Included in this series are four of John James Audubon's calling cards; all but one note his distinction as a "Fellow of the Royal Linnean Societies of London." A prospectus dated June 1834 announces the forthcoming publication of the double Elephant folio of Birds of America, and seeks subscribers. The series also includes a title page from and another prospectus for the 1860 double Elephant size reissue of Birds of America, with chromolithography by J. Bien, which was published by Roe, Lockwood, and Son, of New York.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Folder: FF 4 Marsh Hen [no plate marking]

General note

Lithograph, drawn and printed by Childs and Inman, Philadelphia

Folder: FF 5 Title Page from Birds of America, edition of 1860, published in New York by Roe, Lockwood & Son, New York, chromolithography by J. Bien
Box: 2 Folder : 6 John James Audubon, four calling cards, three as "Fellow of the Royal Linnean Societies of London"
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Brochure advertising double Elephant Folio edition of Audubon's Birds of America
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Brochure advertising double Elephant Folio and Octavo chromolithography editions of Audubon's Birds of America and  Viviparous Quadrupeds, as well as a stand on which to display the book. Published by George Lockwood, 812 Broadway, New York.

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