Audubon's Birds of America



For items related to John James Audubon and Birds of America within the American Antiquarian Society's catalog, click here, including the multi-volume set accompanying the original folio plates, and a salesmans sample book advertising the text volumes to the Bien edition.

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Further Reading

Fries, W. Double Elephant Folio: The Story of Audubon's Birds of America, Amherst, 2006.

Low, S.M. An Analysis of the Bien Edition of Audubon's Birds of America Which Was Published in New York, 1858-60, New York, 1994.

Low, S.M. A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America: a Concordance Containing Current Names of the Birds, Plate Names with Descriptions of Plate Variants, a Description of the Bien Edition, and Corresponding Indexes, New Haven, 2002, p. 323-368.

National Museum of History and Technology. Mr. Audubon and Mr. Bien: an Early Phase in the History of American Chromolithography, Washington, 1975.




This is an illustrated inventory of the American Antiquarian Society. Created by Christine Graham-Ward, Visual Materials Cataloger, 2016.