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The Birds of Tunisia

Preserve for the Future - $750
Joseph Whitaker (1850-1932) was a British naturalist, outdoor sportsman, author, and collector. He amassed much of his extensive collection of wildlife, especially birds, by shooting and stuffing them. His writings, though primarily about birds, reflect his interest in the many aspects of...Read More
Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des épimaques

Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Épimaques

Build and Access the Collection - $5,000
Ever since the surviving ship of Magellan's fleet returned to Spain in 1522 with birds of paradise, all specimens known in Europe through the 18th century were prepared and preserved by native collectors with the bones and feet removed. As a result, Linnaeus' Systema Naturae (10th ed., 1758) gave...Read More
Les trochilidées, ou, les colibris et les oiseaux-mouches

Les Trochilidées, ou, les Colibris et les Oiseaux-Mouches

Build and Access the Collection - $5,250
René Primevère Lesson, having served as surgeon/pharmacist/naturalist on the round-the-world scientific voyage of the Coquille (1822-1825), subsequently published several works in ornithology and mammalogy. Les Trochilidées is the third and last volume of his classic work on hummingbirds, and its...Read More
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The Passenger Pigeon

Build and Access the Collection - $500
“There would be days and days when the air was alive with them, hardly a break occurring in a flock for half a day at a time. Flocks stretched as far as a person could see, one tier above another. I think it would be safe to say that millions could have been seen at the same time.” (The Passenger...Read More
Synopsis of the Accipitres (diurnal birds of prey).

Synopsis of the Accipitres (Diurnal Birds of Prey)

Build and Access the Collection - $1,700
Harry Kirke Swann (1871- 1926) was an ornithologist, author, bibliophile, book dealer, and publisher. Since 1921 he was the de facto owner of Wheldon and Wesley, the publishing and antiquarian book firm that attained a legendary status among natural-history book collectors (and served as the...Read More