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Re: Audubon's Birds of America

That is correct.  After all the plates were complete, and after a title
page had been prepared.

However, it took some years to complete the work, and subscriptions
were being sold as fast as possible; never quite fast enough....


>According to Suzanne Low's book _An Index and Guide to Audubon's Birds of
>America_ (NY: American Museum of Natural History, 1988), one could order a
>complete set from the engraver, Robert Havell, already bound in four
>volumes or unbound.
>I would imagine, however, that most were the latter.
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