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Early Taxidermy Techniques
9 Historic Books on CD

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Taxidermy as a way to preserve animals in lifelike poses has existed a long time. This collection of nine books explores the early techniques of preparing an animal for display - including tools used and techniques to ensure long term preservation and to achieve various postures. These books represent the best of late 19th and early 20th century taxidermy methodologies - many of which are still in use to this day.

All the titles contained on this CD are listed below.

  1. Guide to taxidermy (1914) - Reed, Charles K.; Reed, Chester A. (Chester Albert) - 316 pages
  2. Methods in the art of taxidermy (1900) - Davie, Oliver - 387 pages
  3. Barbers' manual ; and, Text book on taxidermy (1898) - McCounnaughay, T. J - 148 pages
  4. Practical taxidermy, and home decoration : together with general information for sportsmen (1880) - Batty, Joseph H. - 216 pages
  5. Manual of taxidermy; a complete guide in collecting and preserving birds and mammals (1883) - Maynard, C. J. (Charles Johnson) - 147 pages
  6. Taxidermy : comprising the skinning, stuffing, and mounting of birds, mammals, and fish (1901) - Hasluck, Paul N. (Paul Nooncree) - 166 pages
  7. Taxidermy and zoological collecting; a complete handbook for the amateur taxidermist, collector, osteologist, museum-builder, sportsman, and traveller (1894) - Hornaday, William Temple; Holland, W. J. (William Jacob) - 454 pages
  8. Artistic and scientific taxidermy and modelling; a manual of instruction in the methods of preserving and reproducing the correct form of all natural objects, including a chapter on the modelling of foliage (1896) - Browne, Montagu - 526 pages
  9. The sportsman's gazetteer and general guide [microform] : the game animals, birds and fishes of North America : their habits and various methods of capture : copious instructions in shooting, fishing, taxidermy, woodcraft, etc. : together with a directory to the principal game resorts of the country (1877) - Hallock, Charles - 937 pages

Here are some selected page images from various volumes in the collection:


This CD runs on all Windows and Macintosh computers. You must have a web browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader - (available for free download if you do not have it installed on your computer.) The book index is organized in an HTML menu that is compatible with all browsers and the books themselves are in PDF format to allow them to be universally accessed. Many books on this CD are searchable and printable.

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