This vintage text offers insights into the practice of the taxidermy of birds and was originally published as part of a series covering a broad range of taxidermy subjects. Written by various experts, each volume features a brief history of the practice and is extensively illustrated with instructional diagrams and photographs throughout. This fascinating edition focuses on the preparation, skinning, mounting and collecting of birds, and would be of interest to the amateur, enthusiast, and professional alike. The contents of Volume One include: Taxidermy - History of Taxidermy - How to Collect and Preserve Eggs and Nests - Skinning Birds - General Methods of Preparing and Mounting Birds - Collecting Skins of Large Birds - Mounting Large Birds - Collecting Skins of Small Birds - Mounting Small Birds - Preserving insects and Birds’ Eggs. We are republishing this classic work in a high quality, modern and affordable edition, featuring reproductions of the original artwork and a newly written introduction.