How to Collect & Mount Birds, Mammals, Fishes, Reptiles, etc.
A Collection of 4 Classic Books in PDF Format All on One CD
PDF Reprint #1
A Beginner's Guide to Taxidermy
This guide contains a comprehensive digest of the knowledge of Taxidermy in a form convenient for everyday use, and supplies concise information on the general principles of the subjects on which it treats. It is fully illustrated with over 100 illustrations and gives step-by-step instructions on how to skin, stuff, and mount birds, mammals, and fish.
Taxidermy has been defined as the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals, and also of stuffing and mounting them so as to impart to them as close a resemblance to the living forms as possible. The art is classified easily into three broad divisions: (1) Birds, (2) Mammals, (3) Fish… Also, taxidermy has been extended further so as to include the preserving and setting of insects, a subject really forming part of the science of entomology… The skinning, stuffing, and mounting of birds is the first part of the subject to receive treatment.
Very few tools are required by the taxidermist, it being possible to skin both birds and small mammals with only a penknife and a pair of scissors, and with the further aid of a pair of pliers to stuff and set them up.
It is not, however, always well to work with makeshift tools, and most, if not all, of the following should be obtained; but beginners are advised not to purchase the "boxes of bird-stuffing tools," as advertised, or they may find half of the tools useless and the other half unnecessary.
Please note: This excellent PDF Reprint is a high-quality, electronic facsimile version of the actual book published in 1900s.
Stuffing and Mounting Birds
Skinning and Stuffing Mammals
Animals' Horned Heads: Polishing and Mounting Horns
Skinning, Stuffing, and Casting Fish
Preserving, Cleaning, and Dyeing Skins
Preserving Birds' Eggs
Cases for Stuffed Specimens
PDF Reprint #2
The Complete Handbook of Taxidermy
Originally published in 1890s, this Handbook of Taxidermy was written by a famous American zoologist, taxidermist, conservationist and author, who revolutionized museum exhibits by displaying wildlife in their natural settings.
Covering the techniques of taxidermy in all its branches, this handbook is the results of his long experience both in the field and in the museum workshop.
Please note: This excellent PDF Reprint is a high-quality, electronic facsimile version of the actual book published in 1890s.
The Workers, and the Work to be Done
Outfits, and Hints on Hunting
How to Select and Study Fresh Specimens
Treatment of the Skins of Small Mammals
Collecting and Preserving the Skins of Large Mammals
Collecting Skins of Small Birds
Collecting Skins of Large Birds
Collecting Marine Invertebrates
Collecting Birds' Eggs and Nests
The Laboratory and Its Appointments
Preliminary Work in Mounting Mammals
Principles of Universal Application in Mounting the Higher Vertebrates
Mounting Small Mammals
Mounting Large Mammals: Ordinary Methods
Mounting Large Mammals: The Construction of Manikins
Finishing Mounted Mammals
Mounting Mammal Heads as Trophies and Ornaments
Facial Expression and Mouth Modeling
Relaxing Dry Skins of Birds
Mounting Small Birds
Mounting large Birds
Cleaning the Plumage of Birds
Mounting Lobsters and Crabs
Groups and Grouping
General Principles of Group-making
Groups of Mammals
Groups of Birds and Reptiles
Hints on Painting Museum Specimens
Principles of Universal Application in Making Moulds and Casts
Casts of Mammals, Fishes, and Reptiles
Cleaning Large Skeletons by Macerating
Cleaning and Mounting Small Skeletons
Mounting a Large Disarticulated Skeleton
The Classification of Insects
Eggs and Larvae: Breeding and Rearing
Preparation, Care, and Display of Insects
Insect Pests, and Poisoning
PDF Reprint #3
Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit
Originally published in 1940s, this excellent Beginner's Guide to Taxidermy is fully illustrated and gives step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and mount birds, fish, reptiles and many other types of animals.
- History of the Art
- Outfit -- Tools and Materials
- Preservative Preparations, Formula, etc.
- Panels, Shields and Natural and Artificial Mounts
- Field Work, Collecting
- Skinning and Preserving Skins
- Making Scientific Skins
- Preparing Dry and Wet Skins for Mounting
- Mounting Small and Medium Birds
- Mounting Large Birds
- Tanning, Cleaning, and Poisoning Skins
- Making Animal Fur Rugs
- Fur Robes and How to Make Them
- Mounting Entire Small Animals
- Mounting Large Animals
- Mounting Heads of Small Animals, Birds and Fish
- Mounting Heads of Large Game
- Mounting Horns and Antlers
- Mounting Feet and Hoofs
- Mounting Fish
- Mounting Fish -- Baumgartel Method
- Mounting Reptiles, Frogs and Toads
- Skulls and Skeletons
- Sportsmen's Trophies
- Odds and Ends, Taxidermy Novelties
- Groups and Grouping
- Animal Anatomy
- Casting and Modeling
- Market Trophy Hunting
- Collecting and Mounting for Sale
PDF Reprint #4
The Taxidermist's Manual
The art of collecting, preparing, and preserving objects of natural history
There are few individuals who have not, in the course of their lives, met with objects of Natural History, which they considered worth preserving, but, from the want of knowledge how to proceed, have been unable to do so. Indeed many specimens have been lost from this cause alone. To remedy this, in some degree, is the intention of the this book, which will be found to contain almost all that is already known on the methods of Collecting and Preserving Objects of Natural History, including several things which are not generally known.
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