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7 of July, 2014

In 1560 Conrad Gesner Put A Bird On It!

We brought out this important work by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gesner for our Libraries Open House for interns from across the Smithsonian. It’s Icones animalium quadrupedum uiuiparorum et ouiparorum from our Heralds of Science Collection on our Books Online


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