Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Audubon book: $10 million, well-spent

Posted By on Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Yesterday, Sotheby's auction house sold John James Audubon's Birds of America book for just over $10 million, making it the most expensive book ever sold.

But what a book it is. This collection of 435 hand-colored illustrations is over three feet in height, and in remarkably good condition. According to an article in the Seattle Times, the book represents not only an artistic masterpiece, but a "major original contribution to the study of natural history in the New World."

It doesnt get more majestic than this.

Read the full article here, and click here for a slideshow.

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