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    Natural histories. Extraordinary birds : rare book selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library / by Paul Sweet ; with a contribution by Peter Capainolo.
    by Sweet, Paul, author.
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    New York : Sterling Signature, 2013.
    Subjects
  • American Museum of Natural History. Library -- Catalogs.
  •  
  • Ornithological illustration -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
  •  
  • Birds -- Pictorial works -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
  •  
  • Birds in art -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
  •  
  • Ornithologists -- Biography.
  •  
  • Animal painters -- Biography.
  •  
  • Ornithology -- History.
  •  
  • Ornithological illustration -- Technique.
  •  
  • Rare books -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
  • ISBN: 
    9781454906599 (pbk.)
    9781454910473 (deluxe edition)
    145491047X (deluxe edition)
    1454906596 (pbk.)
    Description: 
    ix, 133 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 28 cm + 40 leaves of plates (chiefly color ; 28 x 22 cm)
    Contents: 
    Foreword / by Ellen V. Futter -- Preface / by Tom Baione -- Introduction / by Paul Sweet -- Part 1. The history of ornithology / by Peter Capainolo -- Part 2. Essays & plates / by Paul Sweet ; The woodcut process / by Barbara Rhodes ; The engraving and etching processes / by Barbara Rhodes ; The lithographic process / by Barbara Rhodes.
    Content Notes: 
    In case, 31 x 24 x 4 cm.
    At head of title: American Museum of Natural History.
    Second subtitle on case: Essays & plates.
    Additional Author: 
    Capainolo, Peter, 1959- contributor.
    Rhodes, Barbara J., contributor.
    American Museum of Natural History. Library.
    American Museum of Natural History.
    Summary: 
    "American Museum of Natural History ornithologist Paul Sweet takes readers on a migratory journey across the globe, introducing them to unique and exquisite birds, as well as to groundbreaking avian studies from the past 500 years. Featuring 40 frameable prints and an equal number of fascinating, in-depth essays, this stunning collection gives bird lovers a precious look at illustrated ornithological monographs from the museum's Rare Book Collections." -- From the publisher.
    Notes: 
    Includes bibliographical references (page 131) and index.
    Alternate Title: 
    Extraordinary birds :
    Rare book selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library /
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