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  • University of Kansas, Spencer Research Library

    This collection of the large-format bird books published by John Gould (1804-1881) also includes several thousand pieces of pre-publication artwork produced by Gould and his artists. It is part of the Ralph Nicholson Ellis, Jr. natural-history collection in Special Collections, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas. These manuscripts and prints exemplify the development of ornithological science, natural-history publishing, watercolor painting, and lithographic printing in 19th-century England.

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