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The E-Sylum:  Volume 7, Number 17, April 25, 2004, Article 19

AUDUBONS DISPLAYED

  Another non-numismatic note of interest to general bibliophiles
  was submitted by the editor of our print journal, The Asylum,
  E. Tomlinson Fort, who writes: "I thought this might make an
  interesting filler for The E-Sylum. By the way, Hillman Library,
  at the University of Pittsburgh, also has a first edition elephant
  follio Audubon. They have a special display case where they
  show a different plat."

  "A LIBRARIAN turns the pages with infinite care, her gloved
  hands moving with the respect reserved for a treasure valued
  at 7 million.

  For a century, the book and three companion volumes that
  comprise Audubon?s Birds of America have been in a vault,
  too valuable to be exhibited in public.

  But soon, 102 years after they were gifted to Glasgow's
  Mitchell Library, they will go on display to attract Glaswegians
  and international visitors alike.

  Curators plan to make Audubon's Birds... the centrepiece of
  a new visitor attraction.

  "It's one of the world's best kept secrets, but it will at last be
  available to all," said Pamela Tulloch, the information services
  manager at the library.

  Glasgow's "double elephant folio" - the books measure 39in by
  27in - is one of  the few remaining complete sets created from
  paintings by the 19th century artist-adventurer John James
  Audubon."

  For the full article, see: Full Article

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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