This vintage book contains a complete guide to taxidermy, with information on skinning, stuffing, mounting, and preserving a variety of mammals and birds. Written in simple, pain language and profusely illustrated, this timeless handbook is ideal for the novice and would make for a valuable addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Collecting", "Trapping, etc.", "Shooting", "Procuring Birds", "Care of Specimens", "Skinning Birds", "Ordinary Method", "Exceptions to the usual Method of Skinning", "Ascertaining the Sex of Birds", "Preserving Skins", "Other Methods of Preserving Skins", "Cleaning Feathers", "Making Skins of Long-necked Birds", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on taxidermy.