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John James Audubon

a biography

by Alice Ford

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Published by Abbeville Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.,
    • Ornithologists -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Artists -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Alice Ford.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL31.A9 F63 1988
      The Physical Object
      Pagination528 p. :
      Number of Pages528
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2525827M
      ISBN 10089659744X
      LC Control Number88000955
      OCLC/WorldCa17439128

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