Birds of America

New York – Sotheby’s is pleased to announce that an early subscriber’s edition of John James Audubon’s incomparable The Birds of America will be offered in a single-lot sale immediately following our Fine Books and Manuscripts auction on 18 December.

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225.pngFalls Church, VA - On Thursday, January 25, the Waverly Rare Books & Prints division of Quinn’s

When special collections libraries and historical societies deaccession books, they often hope to keep a low profile, since the very act of removing long-held rarities from a collection can rankle donors, scholars, fellow librarians, even the bibliophilic public. Last year, the dismantling of the Mendham collection and the subsequent sale of its 'highlights' at Sotheby's in June of 2013 brought

NEW YORK, NY—This spring, the New-York Historical Society will continue its acclaimed series of exhibitions celebrating John James Audubon’s legendary original watercolors. Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of The Complete Flock) will offer an unprecedented opportunity to explore the evolution of Audubon’s watercolors in the order in which they were engraved. The second in a

As Oscar Wilde put it, "The birds are singing for joy of the Spring's glad birth." The New-York Historical Society is set to open part one of a major, three-part exhibition featuring all 474 original watercolors related to the double-elephant folio first edition of Audubon's Birds of America. NYHS acquired all but one of the watercolors in 1863 from the artist's widow, Lucy Bakewell

San Francisco, CA (January 29, 2013) — The annual celebration of the printed word, the 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, returns to San Francisco on Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.  


Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of