Friday, March 26

My Bird Library Grows...


I went for a country drive Wednesday...
Needed to get away from the studio for an hour or two...
Found myself about 45 minutes from home at one
of my daughters favorite antique shops.
Want to share this wonderful find with you!
Birds of America
Copyright 1917 by The University Society, Inc.
Copyright 1936, By Doubleday & Company, Inc.

If you have a chance to borrow this from your
local library or find a used copy... it is a treasure!


Details of eggs, nests, songs etc.


Pretty plates...




Sample of text...


I love when bird books share nest details...


The song!


Wrens and Titmouse... my favorites!



Purple Finch...


So very easy to use... arranged for an artist!
A few examples~
Order of Diving Birds...
Order of Long-Winged Swimmers...
Order of Shore-Birds...
Order of Pigeons and doves...
Order of Goatsuckers, Swifts, Etc.
Order of Perching Birds...

Hope your Friday is off to a great start!
More sketches coming later today~




18 comments:

jane maday said...

I have that book too-it is a really good one. I just love collection old books. By the way, I think our lives are running parralel-I got my samples of woven blankets and pillows yesterday too!

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

Interesting find...I too have a collection of antique bird books...my favorites are the small size bird books from Britain...Susan

FILIGREE MOON said...

Oooooh, such a fabulous find! ~ Angela

Karen said...

Such a beautiful book!! Great find!!

all kinds of everything said...

What a lucky find! This is a wonderful book you will look into it often. The fabric samples are very beautiful
Have a nice weekend,Suzanne

marie said...

That's a beautiful book ~ what a treasure you found!!

Scrap for Joy said...

I love titmouses? titmice? too. We have several that come right to our deck doors looking for peanuts. They poke around the whole pile until they find the one they want and then take off with it. They are fun to watch! This book looks like it has a wealth of information.

artistamyjo said...

I have the book as well and love it. Also love your blog,I'm a follower now. Hope you'll check mine.

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

What a find!!!

Margaret said...

What a beautiful book! I love those egg pictures especially.

Janet Ghio said...

What an exquisite book--beautiful illustrations!

LDH said...

I have this book. It has been on our bookshelves forever... actually my husband had it before I met him. Guess that's why he can identify just about every bird he sees :)

Createology said...

What a fabulous find. Your drawings are exquisite. Happy creating...

Brenda said...

I just love bird books and that one looks amazing. We bought one last year that actually has all the birds songs digitally in the book. Just match the page with the right number and you can hear the song. Our 6 year old grandson just loves it, only we had to stop him from pressing the red tailed hawk button in the bird sanctuary. The song birds were nearly having heart attacks LOL! He's been able to make crows answer him back, which just delights him.

Sharon said...

I shall be on the lookout for this book. Thanks

manon 21 said...

magnifique ce livre!

bonne soirée

Manon

pussman said...

Isn't this the book, there speeking of in the book:" The time travelers wife??"
Such a lovely book!
I like the egg prints very much!

Kelly said...

What a lucky find!! It's gorgeous. I would love to have this book...