JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: A BIOGRAPHY. By Alexander B. Adams.

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: A BIOGRAPHY. By Alexander B. Adams.
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Author Adams (Alexander Buell).
Book Code 46638
ISBN B0000CNES7
Book Description Good-plus in frayed dust-wrapper.

(1966) 1967 1st UK edition. 8vo (147 x 222mm). Pp510. B/w plates. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1967
Publisher Victor Gollancz Ltd.
Place London.
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A biography of John James Audubon, 1785-1851. "This detailed, authoritative and warmly human biography fully covers Audubon's chequered career, assesses his remarkable achievements as a naturalist and artist, and sheds light on the conflicting background of his work. ...Mr Adams deals implicitly with Audubon's career, discusses the main controversies in which he became involved as a businessman, an artist and naturalist. Unlike certain of his biographers who have treated Audubon in a one-dimensional manner, he is treated here as a real person, not as an idealised image. And the author has drawn upon all existing materials, Audubon's own writings, including his journals, letters, and upon original manuscripts in the possession of the National Audubon Society, the Bakewell family, and other sources hitherto untapped. The result is a memorable and enduring record of Audubon's career and his great contribution to American culture and ornithology."

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