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"From the Inside Out: Highlights from the Rare Book Collection"
2000-07-15 until 2000-10-27
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, OH, USA United States of America

Natural science volumes by well-known authors, artists and nature professionals will be spotlighted in the Museum's rare-book exhibit on view from July 15th through October 27th. Numerous volumes with engraved and hand- colored illustrations focus on ornithology, including John James Audubon's The Royal Octavo of the Birds of America, in parts and a bound edition, published in 1870 after his magnificent double elephant folio-size work, Birds of America.

One of the latter masterpieces is on display near the Ark in the Park. John Gould's first folio work, A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains, produced in 1832, will be on display, as well as a selection of other works from his 41-volume series about birds and individual species.

The exhibit also features beautiful examples of 19th-century fine bookbindings, along with items found in books such as autographs, personal letters, feathers and pressed flowers. Autographed books include Gene Stratton-Porter's first novel, Song of the Cardinal. Many examples of hand- rubbed, transferred patterns of beautiful moth wings can be found in Moths and Butterflies of the United States - East of the Rocky Mountains by S. F. Denton, published in the 1900s. In Alexander H. Smith's 1900s Mushrooms in Their Natural Habitats, one volume consists of text and the other is a book-sized container with a Viewmaster and reels of images. The oldest volume in the Museum's collection, The Gentleman's Recreation in four parts: Hunting, Hawking, Fowling, Fishing by Nicholas Cox, will be on display. This treasure was printed in London in 1697.


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