A Rare Copy of Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ Heads to Auction to Benefit Conservation
June 12, 2018 — The four-volume masterpiece could raise $8-12 million, potentially setting a record value for John James Audubon's crowning achievement.
Rebecca Rego Barry is the author of Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places and the editor of Fine Books & Collections. She has written about books and history for the Guardian, Slate, JSTOR Daily, and elsewhere. On Twitter @rrb_writer.