Plumage, Paws and Petals Naturalism in the Time of Audubon

Auction Details

  • Auction: January 25, 2014 - 1PM

  • Public Preview:
    January 1 - January 25

  • Location:
    The Arader Galleries
    1016 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10075

  • Online Bidding:

  • Absentee Bidding:
    By e-mail, mail and telephone

  • Catalogue:
    $30 by Priority Mail in the U.S
    $60 by International Priority Mail

Featured Lots

Wild Turkey, Plate 1
John James Audubon

Columbia Jay, Plate 96
John James Audubon

Canada Goose, Plate 201
John James Audubon

Brasilian Caracara Eagle, Plate 161
John James Audubon

Hooping Crane, Plate 261
John James Audubon

Ferruginous Thrush, Plate 116
John James Audubon

The Auction

The Arader Galleries will be the site of this exciting auction featuring hundreds of desirable First Edition engravings from John James Audubon's The Birds of America, Audubon's Quadrupeds, and a wide array of other 19th Century artworks and rare books focusing on our natural surroundings. There will also be a handsome assortment of fine Animaliere Bronzes from leading 20th Century artists.

Inasmuch as classic Ship Models seem to go hand-in-hand with beautiful works from nature, Guernsey's is pleased to be able to included an extremely fine collection of approx. fifty sailboats, schooners, steamships, speedboats and other handsome ships.

Guernsey's is also pleased to included Roger Tory Peterson's unpublished photographs. More than 100 of his magnificent photographic prints will be sold. These are individually printed to the highest museum standards. Archivally matted, these stunning photographic prints have each been hand numbered 1/1 and Estate stamped thereby assuring anyone acquiring these that they are in possession of the only print ever produced of that particular picture taken by Roger Tory Peterson.

For additional information visit or contact Guernsey’s at 212-794-2280. For media inquiries or to request an interview, please contact Jaclyn Todisco at 646-695-7053 or


A beautifully designed catalogue will be available in an extremely limited edition. Click here to order your Plumage, Paws and Petals: Naturalism in the time of Audubon copy.

Online Bidding

Those who are unable to attend the auction but would like to participate can view the full catalogue online, and leave advance absentee bids, as well as bid live as the sale is taking place at, and


Interested bidders should also review the Terms & Conditions, as well as the Bidder Agreement form, and the Absentee Bid form.