Last Updated on 12/16/2005 by bidz

Athenaeum’s Audubon Book Fetches $5.6 Million At Auction

Controversy Surrounded Sale Of ‘Birds Of America’ Masterwork

POSTED: 8:11 am EST December 16, 2005

“NEW YORK — A copy of John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America” sold Thursday for $5.6 million at a Christie’s auction, ending three years of legal battles over a decision by a financially strapped Providence library to dispose of its most valuable holding.”

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