The Double Elephant Folio The Story of Audubon's Birds of America by Waldemar Fries
Often called the Bible of Audubon scholars, The Double Elephant Folio is being re-published after more than 30 years. This important book details the creation of the Birds of America from 1826-1839 and provides information concerning original subscribers and the provenance of all sets known to exist in 1973.
The 2005 edition includes an additional appendix updating the status and location of the sets, both complete and incomplete, currently known to exist. The new appendix was researched and written by Susanne M. Low, author of A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America and an associate in the Department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History.
First Edition copies of this book sell for over $500 and nearly impossible to find!