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About 166 volumes catalogued and are found for the most part in the General Rare Books Collection. Library has many books and manuscripts relating to Audubon. For particulars refer to: Howard C. Rice, "The World of John James Audubon; Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Princeton University Library. 15 May-30 September 1959" published in thePrinceton University Library Chronicle XXI, 1&2 (Autumn, 1959 & Winter, 1959) pp. 9-88. [full text] There is also an earlier version of this text available as a typescript exhibition catalogue. See "An Audubon Anthology" [(ExB) 0639.739 no. 6] [full text].
Library has also a copy of the double elephant folio Birds of America [(Ex) Oversize 8880.134.1860e]. It was received as a gift from Alexander van Rensselaer, Class of 1871, during the academic year 1928-29. The Library also has a group of books from the library of Audubon or his family. See 1954 Princeton University Library Chronicle index for several entries for Audubon. [ full text] See also: Henry Lyttleton Savage, "John James Audubon: A Backwoodsman in the Salon" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle V, 4 (June, 1944) pp. 129-136. [full text]