Hill Collection 20th Century
In general the Hill Collection contains publications issued before 1900. However some
20th-century bird books are included because they are rare, represent special gifts, or
require special handling and storage.
Among these titles are Lionel Rothschild's Extinct
birds (1907), Frederick Du Cane Godman's A
monograph of the petrels (1907-1910), and William L. Dawson's The
birds of Washington (1909) and The
birds of California (1923).
Another major work included is the twelve-volume The
birds of Australia (1910-1927), by Gregory M. Mathews. Archibald Thorburn's British
birds (1916) is represented in four volumes, with volumes one and two being the
second edition. The
birds and trees of North America, by Rex Brasher, appears in the original
twelve-volume edition of 1929-1932 as well as in the four-volume reprint version of 1961.
And finally there is the 1944 Portuguese language edition of the important treatise by
Jean T. Descourtilz entitled Ornitologia
brasileira, originally issued in French in the 1850s.
Online guide developed from:
Ornithology Collections in the Libraries at Cornell University: A Descriptive Guide
Revised Edition, 1999
Ithaca, New York
© 1999 Cornell University Library
Webpage last revised: 6/10/99 by jfc & clsb.