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Friday’s Library Snapshot

October 11, 2013

To celebrate the recent 224th birthday of William Swainson (1789-1855) who was a British ornithologist, malacologist, conchologist, entomologist and artist.

I searched our collections for some images.  Unfortunately we don’t have many of his works but I think you will agree these images are very lovely

Images from

Birds of Western Africa by William J. Swainson

Flycatchers by William J Swainson

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2013 8:51 am

    So, so beautiful. Nowadays we have photographs, of course, but there is a personal interpretation there which is utterly bewitching.

  2. October 11, 2013 4:38 pm

    Lovely images!

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