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Audubon in Edinburgh By John Chalmers

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John James Audubon, the French American ornithologist, is renowned for his superlative bird paintings. This work concentrates on the time Audubon spent in Edinburgh where his paintings were first engraved and he realised the ambition of their publication.

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Audubon in Edinburgh: The Scottish Associates of John James Audubon by John Chalmers

John James Audubon, the French American ornithologist, is now renowned for his superlative bird paintings. This unique book concentrates on the time Audubon spent in Edinburgh, which was perhaps the most important period in his life, as it was here that his paintings were first engraved and he realised his ambition of their publication. Audubon met many of Edinburgh's notable citizens, and this readable account gives a vivid description of life in Edinburgh in the early 19th century.

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Audubon in Edinburgh Reviews


"A highly illustrated vivid account..." -- Bookseller Independent Catalogue, September 2003. "The size of Chalmer's book works better with Audubon's plates - the bigger the better, as he intended. ...The book places Audubon securely within the science of his time." -- Nature, December 2003. "This attractive & well-illustrated book, based on Audubon's own writings, features many of Audubon's and MacGillivray's brilliant ornithological illustrations." -- British Ornithologists' Union, Ibis, 146, 2004.

About John Chalmers


John Chalmers is a retired orthopaedic surgeon. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Table of Contents


Foreword by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: The Scottish Associates of John James Audubon; Audubon's Early Life; Alexander Wilson: Audubon's First Scottish Influence; the Meeting of Audubon and Wilson; the Journey to Edinburgh; The Frist visit: Audubon's Introduction to Edinburgh; Socieal Distractions; Robert Jameson and the Edinburgh University Museum; William MacGillivray's Early Life; The Wernerian Society; The Second Visit: Travels to England and France; Vultures and Rattlesnakes; The Third Visit: Collaboration with MacGillivray; The Fourth Visit: Family Life in Edinburgh; The Fifth and Last Visit; Audubon after Edinburgh; MacGillivray after Edinburgh; Biographical Profiles; Appendices; Audubon's Publications in Edinburgh; Dates of Audubon's Visits to Edinburgh; The Scottish Subscribers to The Birds of America; Places visited by Audubon in and around Edinburgh; Bibliography; Select Index

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GOR010757573
Audubon in Edinburgh: The Scottish Associates of John James Audubon by John Chalmers
John Chalmers
Used - Like New
Paperback
NMSE - Publishing Ltd
2003-08-11
240
1901663795
9781901663792
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.