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John James Audubon The watercolors for The birds of America by John James Audubon

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Published by New-York Historical Society .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Audubon, John James,
  • Biography,
  • Birds,
  • Birds of America,
  • Exhibitions,
  • North America,
  • Ornithological illustration,
  • Ornithologists,
  • Pictorial works,
  • United States,
  • Watercolor painting, American,
  • Wildlife artists

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages382
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8012304M
ISBN 100760706662
ISBN 109780760706664

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