Rare Audubon Birds Of America Sells For 96 Million In New York


– A first edition of John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America,” one of the most celebrated books of natural history, sold for $9.65 million at auction in New York on Thursday, Christie’s said.

The richly illustrated 19th century book, featuring more than 400 hand-colored illustrations of 1,037 life-size birds, was one of just 13 complete sets thought to be remaining in private hands.

Christie’s described the set as “among the most superlative copies in private hands of the finest color-plate book ever produced.”

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