THE DRAWINGS OF JOHN WOODHOUSE AUDUBON: Illustrating His Adventures through Mexico and California, 1849-1850.

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Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: Book Club of California
Date Published:
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine in original plain paper jacket
Book Id: 20721

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Unpaginated. Introductory text followed by 34 numbered plates, each with preceding page of descriptive text; quarto, original brown cloth and decorative boards.

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John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862) was the son of the famous ornithologist John James Audubon. Woodhouse worked with his father on both the Bird Porfolio and the Quadrupeds, and was himself responsible for nearly half the drawings for the Quadrupeds when his father's illness rendered him incapable of completing the project. The present volume reproduces pencil drawings and watercolors from the sketchbook he created during an overland expedition to California via Mexico. The originals are in the Southwest Museum. Printed by the Grabhorn Press in an edition of 400 copies.


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