Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Audubon First Edition sold today

                                                          
Today, Sotheby's of London auctioned off a complete copy of Audubon's Birds of America (the folio edition published between 1827 to 1838) for $10,270,000 U.S..With auction fees the total came to $11,500,000 U.S.! The set went to British art dealer and BIRDER Michael Tollemache. His website is here:
http://www.tollemache.co.uk/

 Here's the story from the Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2013615890_apeubritainrarebook.html?prmid=head_main

Here's the story from The Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704250704576005751646141670.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


For more about Audubon and his artwork, I recommend these titles:

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