1989 Imprint Volume 14-1 Spring


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84. Clarke, Karen B. “American Birds: Illustrated Books In The Watkinson Library, 1555-1869.” Vol. 14, no. 1 (Spring 1989), 22-31.

Founded in 1858 in Hartford, Connecticut, the Watkinson Library became part of Trinity College in 1952. One of its special collections is the Ostrom Enders Ornithology Collection of 6,000 volumes. Clarke notes the importance of illustrated books to the science of ornithology. Her survey spans several centuries and includes illustrations from rare European imprints. Among American printed works are those by Alexander Wilson, Thomas Nuttall, John James Audubon, John Cassin, Spencer Fullerton Baird, and Daniel G. Elliot.

85. Pringle, Allan. “Thomas Moran: Picturesque Canada and the Quest for a Canadian National Landscape Theme.” Vol. 14, no. 1 (Spring 1989), 12-21.

Between 1880 and 1882, Thomas Moran (1837-1926) executed fifteen drawings of Canadian landscape for Picturesque Canada, published between 1882 and 1884. In his well- researched article, Pringle provides a detailed description of the creation of this publication and analyses Moran’s contributions to it, most of which described Niagara Falls, surely one of the most dramatic and popular subjects of the book.

86. Schuyler, David. “Green-Wood Cemetery As Image and Cultural Artifact.” Vol. 14, no. 1 (Spring 1989), 2-11.

Green-Wood Cemetery, along with Mount Auburn in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Laurel Hill in Philadelphia, are the three great rural cemeteries of the nineteenth century. Schuyler’s article discusses the history of the rural cemetery movement in general and the history of Green-Wood in particular. The well-researched article is illustrated with reproductions of elegant engravings by James Smillie (1807-1885) issued in Green-Wood Illustrated, published in 1846.