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The Department of Special Collections is fortunate to have a number of 19th Century illustrated bird books. These books, filled with hand-colored plates, were produced at a time when there was tremendous interest in the descriptions of new species of birds. At the same time, a new printing technique, lithography, made illustration of new species a simpler process. This combination of art and science resulted in lovely volumes like those on display.

Publication Date:

1992

Publisher:

Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library

City:

Ames, IA

Disciplines:

Archival Science | Book and Paper | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Illustration | Library and Information Science

Fine Bird Books

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