Item #5044 Audubon's Great National Work: The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America [with] The Making of Audubon's 'Salvator,' offprint from The Book Collector, Volume 43 No 3, Autumn, 1994. Ron Tyler, W. Thomas Taylor.
Audubon's Great National Work: The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America [with] The Making of Audubon's 'Salvator,' offprint from The Book Collector, Volume 43 No 3, Autumn, 1994.
Audubon's Great National Work: The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America [with] The Making of Audubon's 'Salvator,' offprint from The Book Collector, Volume 43 No 3, Autumn, 1994.
Audubon's Great National Work: The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America [with] The Making of Audubon's 'Salvator,' offprint from The Book Collector, Volume 43 No 3, Autumn, 1994.

Audubon's Great National Work: The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America [with] The Making of Audubon's 'Salvator,' offprint from The Book Collector, Volume 43 No 3, Autumn, 1994.

Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1993-1994. Limited to 225 copies. Quarto, xvii, [3], 213, [3]pp. Illustrations. Quarter green cloth stamped in gilt, marbled paper boards. Signed and inscribed by Tyler to the former owner. Additionally signed by the designer, W. Thomas Taylor at colophon. Includes booklet, "Original plates from the first and second editions of The Birds of America with the original text describing the bird depicted," in this case, The Chestnut-Sided Wood-Warbler. All housed in a green cloth clamshell case.
Offprint from The Book Collector written by Taylor and which describes the project, 8vo, [11]pp., facsimiles. Signed and inscribed by Taylor to the former owner. Red, stapled card wrappers. All items in fine condition, with the clamshell box showing a small scuff to cloth on rear panel.

Ron Tyler's definitive work on the subject of the printing and distribution of the octavo edition of Audubon's famous work. Beautifully presented in the limited edition. Particularly interesting copy of this leaf book, from the shop of the designer and publisher, W. Thomas Taylor of Austin. Includes insights on the project in the form of his article, "The Making of Audubon's 'Salvator.'" Item #5044

Price: $900.00