Christie’s. John James Audubon, The Birds of America. The Early Subscriber’s Set of George Lane Fox. The Property of John C. Bute. 10 March 2000.
New York: Christie’s, 2000.
4to (28 cm); 93 pp. plus ads; richly illustrated with full-page colour illustrations; fold out illustrated frontis. Internally clean and unmarked. Original gilt-stamped light blue cloth in illustrated dust jacket, excellent condition. Tight and sound binding. A fine copy, as new.
Copy originally owned by George Lane Fox (1793-1848) and subsequently by John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute. It sold for $8,802,500, a record at the time. One of 119 complete copies known to exist.