American Ornithology, or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States.

Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, Printed by Robert and William Carr. 1808-12. Binding: Loose in recent quarter calf binding., Notes: Wilson published a collection of illustrations of all the birds of North America, He traveled widely, collecting and painting. He also secured subscribers to fund his work, the nine-volume American Ornithology (1808–1814). Of the 268 species of birds illustrated in its pages, 26 had not previously been described. His illustrations of birds in poses were an inspiration for James Audubon and other illustrators and naturalists. “This was the first American work to use color plates to convey scientific information, and the first real combination of text and color illustration produced in the United States." (Reese 3).

Alexander Wilson (July 6, 1766 – August 23, 1813) was a Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist, and illustrator. Identified by George Ord as the "Father of American Ornithology", Wilson is regarded as the greatest American ornithologist prior to Audubon. Wilson taught at the Milestone School in Bristol Township, the present-day East Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia, for five years from 1796 to 1801. He then moved on to teach briefly in New Jersey. Eventually, Wilson settled into a position at Gray's Ferry, Pennsylvania, and took up residence in nearby Kingsessing. There, he met the famous naturalist William Bartram, who encouraged Wilson's interest in ornithology and painting.
, Size: Small Folio., Illustration: Illustrated with 36 finely hand-colored engraved plates from the drawings of nature after T.R. Peale, A. Rider, and J.J. Audubon.

, Volume: 4 volumes of 9 (vol.1, 2, Category: Book Natural History; Book Americas U.S. A foundational work in the study of the American birds. texts and plates are clean and crisp. Item #B6485

Binding: Loose in recent quarter calf binding., Notes: Wilson published a collection of illustrations of all the birds of North America, He traveled widely, collecting and painting. He also secured subscribers to fund his work, the nine-volume American Ornithology (1808–1814). Of the 268 species of birds illustrated in its pages, 26 had not previously been described. His illustrations of birds in poses were an inspiration for James Audubon and other illustrators and naturalists. “This was the first American work to use color plates to convey scientific information, and the first real combination of text and color illustration produced in the United States." (Reese 3).

Alexander Wilson (July 6, 1766 – August 23, 1813) was a Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist, and illustrator. Identified by George Ord as the "Father of American Ornithology", Wilson is regarded as the greatest American ornithologist prior to Audubon. Wilson taught at the Milestone School in Bristol Township, the present-day East Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia, for five years from 1796 to 1801. He then moved on to teach briefly in New Jersey. Eventually, Wilson settled into a position at Gray's Ferry, Pennsylvania, and took up residence in nearby Kingsessing. There, he met the famous naturalist William Bartram, who encouraged Wilson's interest in ornithology and painting.
, Size: Small Folio., Illustration: Illustrated with 36 finely hand-colored engraved plates from the drawings of nature after T.R. Peale, A. Rider, and J.J. Audubon.

, Volume: 4 volumes of 9 (vol.1, 2, Category: Book Natural History; Book Americas U.S.

Price: $4,500.00

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