The finest edition of Audubon's Birds of America available today, this "Baby Elephant Folio" presents all 435 of John James Audubon’s brilliant hand-colored bird engravings derived from the original plates of the rare—and famously oversized—Double Elephant Folio. Although many attempts have been made to re-create the exquisite illustrations in Audubon’s masterpiece, nothing has ever equaled the level of quality achieved in this luxurious 12" x 15" edition. Features include a new natural-textured paper stock, a strikingly redesigned cover and slipcase, and improved typography throughout. Edited by legendary ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson and his wife and collaborator Virginia Maria Peterson. Deluxe hardcover in slipcase, 696 pages. No rush shipping.