Cover

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Title page, Frontispiece, Coyright, Dedication, Epithet

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Contents

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List of Illustrations

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pp. xiii-xiv

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xv-xviii

Between his birth in 1785 and his death in 1851, John James Audubon lived not one, but many lives. His work as a businessman, ornithologist, bird artist, writer, and naturalist identifies him as a man of multiple sides. A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House chronicles...

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A Note on Audubon's Writings

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pp. xix-xxii

John James Audubon was not only an accomplished artist, but an observant and prolific writer. His writing is particularly important to the story of his stay at Oakley House, providing the only surviving record, however imperfect, of what happened during his Oakley period in the summer...

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A Summer of Birds

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pp. 1-74

Bird-watching, like all other forms of pursuit, has a lot of near-misses. Hearing a wistful trill, or glimpsing a flurry of feathers from the corner of his eye, the observer pivots in the direction of his prize, only to find an empty branch still trembling like an arrow fresh from its quill A sense...

Notes

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pp. 75-82

Bibliography

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pp. 83-86

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A Note about Audubon's Birds of America

Elaine B. Smyth

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pp. 87-88

The LSU Libraries' Special Collections division is fortunate to possess not only a complete, bound copy of the magnificent double elephant folio first edition of Audubon's Birds of America (4 vols., London, 1827-1838) but also 120 separate plates, also from the first edition, which were given to the Libraries by a host of generous donors. Housed in Hill Memorial...

Illustrations

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