The Art of Taxidermy: Enlarged Illustrated Special Edition


Release date: December 24, 2020
Author: John Rowley
Length: 268 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
ISBN: 978-1592180875
MSRP: $21.95
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The classic illustrated guide to taxidermy restored and enlarged for a new generation.

Master taxidermist John Rowley served as Chief of the Department of Taxidermy in the American Museum of Natural History. This informative, easy-to-read, illustrated guide to taxidermy is filled with everything that hunters and aspiring taxidermists need to know to excel in the craft. Includes:
– Dozens of detailed drawings and full-page photographs
– Sections on tools of the trade
– Sections on birds, mammals, fish, skeletons, and more
– Enlarged 7” x 10” pages
– Digitally restored images
– Bold retro cover design for display
– The classic type font
– Author’s original page layout

First printed in 1898, this guide teaches classic, proven skills for skinning, preserving, and displaying birds, mammals, and a variety of large and small animals. Detailed sections on tools, collecting, and the arrangement of foliage for display are particularly useful and entertaining to read. Mr. Rowley’s experience and passion for taxidermy are evident on every page, and readers interested in the art will find themselves engaged from start to finish.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Collecting
– Guns, Traps, Hunting, Skinning, and Field Preparation
Chapter 2: Tools and Materials
– Preservative Fluids and Powders, Preparation of Artificial Ice, Snow, and Water
Chapter 3: Casting
– Plaster Moulds and Casts
Chapter 4: Birds
– Skinning, Cleaning, Wiring, and Mounting
Chapter 5: Mammals
– Skinning, Curing, Degreasing, Tanning, Wiring, and Mounting
Chapter 6: Fish, Reptiles, and Crustaceans
– Mounting and Casting
Chapter 7: Skeletons
– Bleaching and Mounting Small and Large Skeletons
Chapter 8: The Reproduction of Foliage for Groups
– Collecting, Arranging, and Casing for Bird and Mammal Groups

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.

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