Case containing Volume 1 of the NYHS copy of the Double Elephant Folio

Case containing Volume 1 of the NYHS copy of the Double Elephant Folio

Case containing Volume 1 of the NYHS copy of the Double Elephant Folio. Three watercolors for the 13th Fascicle are also shown including (clockwise from right) the Great Horned Owl, the Swamp Sparrow (famously credited to Lucy Audubon based on instructions from Audubon to Havell written on the watercolor), and my all-time favorite the Passenger Pigeon (an incredibly numerous bird in the early 19th century that became extinct in the early 20th century).

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