John James Audubon, The Birds of America … :
AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories. Philadelphia: J.B. Chevalier, [1839-] 1840-1844. 7 volumes. 8vo., (10 1/8 x 6 4/8 inches). Half titles, subscribers' lists at end of each volume. 500 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Audubon by W.E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly and others, printed and coloured by J.T. Bowen, wood-engraved anatomical diagrams in text. Original publisher's deluxe binding of maroon morocco gilt, elaborately decorated in gilt.