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Post Info TOPIC: Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business


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Theres a good review of this book by Alan Knox in the January edition of British Birds

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Thanks for the kind words. It was a great event in a perfect setting. If anyone wants a 'rerun' in a different setting, I'll be talking about the book's background tomorrow in Manchester Museum at 11-11:30, with a book signing afterwards.

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What a perfect talk, fantastic setting , great library excellent presentation and a truly outstanding book, even got to see personal letters photos etc and a letter from Charles Darwin, great night and I have a signed copy for the GM 200 club Library.

Keep looking at old birders stuff†



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Hi- thanks for the nice message and your support.

All the best,
Henry

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Hi Tim- thanks for your support.

All the best,
Henry

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See you all there!

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Nice count me in need that book for the GM 200 Club Library , in fact I think GM birders should attend to support the work that Henry McGhie does†

Keep Birding



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This information was provided by Henry McGhie:
Hello- Iíve written a book about Manchester Museumís main bird collector (Henry Dresser), one of the most important ornithologists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries , and used his life to explore transformations in scientific society and the whole collecting endeavour, from wealthy people in the west to a vast variety of lighthouse keepers, travellers, speculators and explorers farther afield. I saw the first hard copy yesterday and it looks really nice, if I say so myself.†
The book will be launched in the beautiful John Rylands Historic Reading Room at 6pm on 30th November, with a very short talk from me, and no need to book in advance. Iíd be very grateful if you could forward this date to your contacts, as it would be great to see as many people there as possible; Iíll be signing copies for anyone who wants one (donít feel obliged). For more information and for tweeters (and please retweet), there is this from Manchester Uni Press:
The book would make a nice Christmas present for anyone interested in natural history, beautiful 19th century illustrated books, history, travel and exploration, or who is really fond of museums (especially Manchester Museum).†
Of course, everyone is very welcome to come along. ĎSome of youí (you know who you are) will know a lot of the story already, as Iíve talked more or less endlessly about it for years, but it was a lot of fun to write.
I hope you can come along.
Best wishes,
Henry

Henry McGhie BSc MA AMA†| Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology | Manchester Museum | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL |† 0161 275 2482 |†www.manchester.ac.uk/museum

Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business†(due for publication Nov 2017)

http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781784994136/

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