Home Taxidermy or Pleasure and Profit - A Guide for Those Who Wish to Prepare and Mount Animals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, Etc., for Home, Den or Office (Paperback)
Originally published in 1916, this book is an informative guide for those who want to try the practice of taxidermy at home. Extensively illustrated with text and full page diagrams, drawings and photographs, this vintage manual is still a great practical read for today's amateur or professional taxidermist. Contents: introduction - History - Outfit-tools and Materials - Preservative Preparations, formulas, Etc. - 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 Fur Animals - Mounting Large Animals Entire - 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, Taxidermic Novelties - Groups and Grouping - Animal Anatomy - Casting and Modelling - Market Trophy Hunting - Collecting and Mounting for Sale - Prices for Work. We are republishing this classic work in a modern and affordable edition, featuring high quality reproductions of the original artwork and a specially written new introduction.