Kent, OH. National Audubon Society / Volair. 1979. Limited edition.
72 color plates of which 2 are folding, xxix+291pp, aeg, marbled endpapers, bibliog, index, large 4to (13.5" x 11"), bound in full leather, decorative gilt, raised bands. Excellent copy of a most elegant work. Reprint of Vieillot's classic work published in 12 parts from 1805 to 1809 under the title "Histoire Naturelle des plus Beaux Oiseaux de la Zone Torride". This is the deluxe edition, published by the National Audubon Society, # 680 of 1500 copies. Color plates after drawings by Jean Gabriel Pretre. Item #27142