JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: Painting America's Wildlife. by [Audubon, John James,…

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: Painting America's Wildlife. by [Audubon, John James, 1785-1851] Stevenson, Janet.

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: Painting America's Wildlife.

Edition: First printing.

Chicago: Kingston House, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography for older children of this great naturalist painter, who was born Jean Rabin in Haiti, but who grew up and was educated in France and later became a US citizen (this book emphasizes Audubon's belief that he was in reality of noble birth, and perhaps even the Lost Dauphin and his choice not to claim his "heritage" but instead to devote his life to his paintings of birds.) Illustrated with drawings by Robert Boehmer. A title in the Bookshelf for Young Americans series. 191 pp.

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

Book ID: 70546
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