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Eight (8) Audubon Books, including Quadrupeds of America, Book of Text, Volume 1, 1846, and 7 volume Abbeville set (published 1985). 1st item: Audubon, John James and John Bachman: The Quadrupeds of North America, Book of Text, Vol. I, New York: J. J. Audubon, 1846. The American zoologist William Temple Hornaday's copy with his long note on front free endpaper. (Large 8vo). Book of text describing hand-colored lithographed plates after J.J. and J.W. Audubon, drawn on stone by W.E. Hitchcock and printed and colored by J.T. Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. Memorandum added to front free endpaper in the hand of the previous owner, William Temple Hornaday, zoologist, conservationist, taxidermist, and author. Housed in archival box with green cloth boards blue and green marbled paper front and back covers. Book – 11 1/8" H x 7 1/2" W x 2" D. Archival box – 11 3/4" H x 8" W x 1 1/2" D. 2nd-8th items: Ornithological Biography, or an Account of the Habits of the Birds of the United States of America (7 volumes) by John James Audubon. Abbeville facsimile set 1985. Books approx. 10 7/8" H x 7 1/2" W x 2" D. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Worn condition to be expected from age. Areas of loss, largest 1", top and bottom of spine. Front cover and first few pages separated from spine. Some slight dampstaining and foxing spots to approximately first 50 and last 60 pages. 2nd-8th items: All seven volumes in very good condition with just a touch of shelfwear. A very small bit of foxing to top edges of books. Interior of books clean bright and appear to be unread.