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Practical Taxidermy - A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
CHAPTER XII Colouring Bills And Feet Of Birds, Bare Skin Of Mammals, Fishes, Etc. Restoring Shrunken Parts By A Wax Process Drying And Colouring Ferns Grasses, Seaweeds, Etc. "Piece Moulds," And Modelling Fruit In Plaster Preserving Spiders Making Skeletons Of Animals, Skeleton Leaves Etc. Polishing Horns, Shells, Etc. Egg Collecting And Preserving Additional Formulae, Etc. * THE First Edition of "Practical Taxidermy" having now run through the press with, I venture to hope, some profit to students of the art, if I may judge from the many hundreds of letters I have from time to time received the publishers have invited me to revise such parts of the work as may be expedient, and also to add many technical methods of modelling animals an artistic manner. I do this the more readily because of the narrow way in which most professional Taxidermists bolster up their art in a secret and entirely unnecessary manner unnecessary because amateur can, but by the severest application, possibly compete with the experience of the technical or professional worker. No pictorial artist ever pretends he has a special brush or colours with which he can paint landscapes or sea pieces at will; he knows that only thorough mastery of the technicalities of his art - supplemented by wide experience and close application - enables him to succeed as he does, and to delight people who, seeing his facility of handling, may imagine that picture painting is very easy and could be readily acquired perhaps from books. So it is with the Taxidermist. Those, therefore, who procure this book, thinking to do all attempted to be explained therein without long study and without a knowledge of anatomy, form, arrangement, and colour, may put it on one side as useless. These pages are merely an introduction to a delightful art, which must be wooed with patient determination and loving pains until technical skill invests it with beauty. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 26014
Author: Browne, Montagu
Release Date: Jul 9, 2008
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