Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio

Description Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio was published in the small town of Circleville, Ohio, over a period of eight years (from 1879 to 1886) through the dedicated efforts of the family and friends of Genevieve Jones. Despite being produced not just by amateurs but largely by women, far from the publishing houses and intellectual centers of nineteenth-century America, the book was hailed as an extraordinary achievement from the moment its first few plates were published.

Published by subscription, a common means of financing large expensive books at the time, no more than 100 copies were made. Fewer than that survive today; this is a very scarce book that few people have had the opportunity to see.
Author/Photographer Jones, Howard, 1853-1945
Illustrator Jones, Genevieve (Genevieve Estelle), 1847-1879
Jones, N. E. (Nelson Edward), Mrs., 1827-1906
Shulze, Eliza Jane, 1847-
Publisher Circleville and Cincinnati, Ohio: [N. E. Jones] ; Text printed by Robert Clarke & Co. : Plates printed by the Krebs Lithographing Co.
Date 1886
Extent 2 volumes (329 pages, LXVIII leaves of plates) : illustrations (hand-colored) ; 44 cm
Institution Kent State University
Repository Special Collections and Archives
Provenance/Collection Presentation copy: inscribed by the author for Howard Moore of Circleville, Ohio. Moore was the son of a close friend of Howard Jones. Jones presented him with this copy and included his name in the list of subscribers as a courtesy.
LC Classification Number f QL675 .J77 (2 volumes)
Portion Digitized Plate LVIII
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