John James Audubon's journal of 1826 : the voyage to the Birds of America

by Audubon, John James, 1785-1851,

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QL31.A9 A3 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  QL31.A9 A3 2011
John James Audubon, an early American naturalist and painter, produced one of the greatest works of natural history and art of the nineteenth century, The Birds of America . As the record of the interior story of the making of this monumental work, his journal of 1826 is one of the richest documents in the history of American culture.
The first accurate transcription of Audubon's 1826 journal, this edition corrects many of the errors, both intentional and unintentional, found in previous editions. Such errors have obscured the figure of Audubon as a man struggling to realize his professional and artistic dreams. When Audubon embarked for Liverpool from New Orleans in 1826, he carried with him more than 250 of his watercolor drawings in a heavy case, a packet of letters of introduction, and many a good reason to believe that he was a fool to be gambling his family's fortunes on so risky and grandiose a venture. These journal entries, conveying with energy and emotion Audubon's experience of risking everything on a dream--"Oh, America, Wife, Children and acquaintances, Farewell!"--document an American icon's transformation from a beleaguered backwoods artist and naturalist to the man who would become America's premier ornithologist, illustrator of birds, and nature essayist.
Additional Information
Subjects Audubon, John James, -- 1785-1851 -- Diaries.
Audubon, John James, -- 1785-1851. -- Birds of America.
Naturalists -- United States -- Diaries.
Ornithologists -- United States -- Diaries.
Artists -- United States -- Diaries.
Publisher Lincoln [Neb.] :University of Nebraska Press,2011
Other Titles Voyage to The Birds of America
Contributors Patterson, Daniel, 1953- editor.
Serrano, Patricio J., editor.
Language English
Description lxii, 474 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780803225312 (cloth : alk. paper)
0803225318 (cloth : alk. paper)
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