Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit
Albert B. Farnham
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"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit," by Albert Farnham, is a guide for those who wish to prepare and mount animals, birds, fish, reptiles, etc., for home, den, or office decoration. Though first published in the early 1900's, "Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" contains a wealth of information that will be helpful to those learning taxidermy, as well as experienced taxidermists, today. Chapters include: "History of the Art," "Outfit-Tools and Materials," "Preservative Preparations & Formula," "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 Modelling," "Market Trophy Hunting," "Collecting and Mounting for Sale," and "Prices for Work." This edition is nicely laid out (as opposed to a facsimile edition), and includes the many (more than 100) useful black and white illustrations offered in the original edition. A great book for taxidermists and anyone interested in learning more about taxidermy.