Thursday, January 5, 2012

Audubon up for auction

From Coming up later this month [20 January 2012] at Christie's [of New York City], the Duke of Portland's four-volume set of John James Audubon's Birds of America, the most expensive book ever sold at auction. Estimated at $7-10 million, bibliophiles will wait with bated breath to find out if the duke's Birds will break the current world record of $11.5 million, set at Sotheby's sale of Lord Hesketh's rare books and manuscripts in December of 2010. See more here:

For those that can't afford this set, I recommend this title:

For more information of Audubon and his art try these titles:

John James Audubon: The Making of An American
Audubon Art Prints
The Double Elephant Folio

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