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Audubon’s Birds of America from Original Drawings

About this collection

Birds of America consists of 435 plates, bound in four volumes. Each plate was hand colored in London under the direction of Audubon and engraver Robert Havell, Jr. The book is referred to as a double elephant folio due to its size. At 21.5 x 39.5 inches and 40 pounds it is one of the largest and heaviest books in our collection. Our copy was purchased in 1870 from Joseph Longworth (son of Cincinnati millionaire Nicholas Longworth). It was originally owned by Dr. Thomas Edmonson of Baltimore, Maryland. Volumes 1-4 are on permanent display in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.

Source: Audubon’s Birds of America from Original Drawings

Vatican Library digitizes ancient manuscripts, makes them available for free | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

“One of the oldest libraries on the planet is digitizing its archive of ancient manuscripts — and they’re all available to view free of charge.

The Vatican Apostolic Library is undertaking an extensive digital preservation of its 82,000 document collection. Over the course of a few years, with the assistance of Japanese company NTT DATA, the library has catalogued nearly 4,500 manuscripts online — and it hopes to reach the 15,000 mark within the next four years.”

via Vatican Library digitizes ancient manuscripts, makes them available for free | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour.