Item #22450 Letters of John James Audubon, 1826-1840. John James Audubon, Howard Corning.
Letters of John James Audubon, 1826-1840
Letters of John James Audubon, 1826-1840
Letters of John James Audubon, 1826-1840

Letters of John James Audubon, 1826-1840

Boston: Club of Odd Volumes, 1930.

Hardcover. Near fine. Two volume set in original slipcase. Bound in blue paper-covered boards with cloth spines, paper labels on spines, Club's arms in gilt on upper boards. A near fine set, with offsetting visible on the front endpapers of Volume I where something (likely a newspaper clipping) was once laid in, and a small clipped piece of stationery bearing Audubon's personal seal affixed to front free endpaper. Slipcase shows light wear. This edition was limited to 225 sets, which were printed at the Plimpton Press under the supervision of William Dana Orcutt, who designed the type. Contains previously unpublished letters from two manuscript collections. Clark (181): "Not intended as a travel account, nonetheless the letters were written mostly by Audubon himself as he was moving about over the United States, Europe, and the high seas, and they relate travel experiences and descriptions of the local scenes." Howes A-388.

Item #22450

Price: $350.00