New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2012. Quarto, publisher's boards, colour illustrations, black and white photographs.
Chronicles the story of Genevieve Jones, her family, and the making of an extraordinary nineteenth century book, "Illustrations of the nests and eggs of birds of Ohio". At the age of twenty-nine, Genevieve Jones, visited the 1876 Centennial World's Fair in Philadelphia, where she saw Audubon's paintings in Birds of America on display. His artwork inspired her to undertake the production of a book illustrating the bird's nests and eggs that Audubon neglected to include in his work. Shortly after completing only five of the illustrations Genevieve died of typhoid fever and her family took up the completion of the work in her memory. Only 90 copies of the book were produced and fewer than 25 have been located today in libraries or in private collections. Here, for the first time, all 68 colour plates are reproduced.
Price: $60.00 AU