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Adopt A Book – Ornithology and Zoology (Digital Gift)

Adopt A Book – Ornithology and Zoology (Digital Gift)

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The books in Harewood’s libraries include both rare and highly personal volumes which reflect the varied interests of the Lascelles family over the last 250 years, including ornithology and zoology. The Lascelles family’s interest in birds goes back generations and over the years they have collected a range of ornithological books that contain beautifully illustrated records of species across the globe.

Titles for adoption within this collection include:

  • A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, George Edwards, 1743
  • The Birds of Yorkshire, T. H. Nelson, 1907
  • A description of more than 300 animals interspersed with entertaining anecdotes and quotations, Baldwin and Craddock, 1833.
  • The Natural History of Birds, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, 1793
  • British Zoology, Thomas Pennant, 1776.

A book adoption is the perfect gift for anyone who loves books and libraries, or is a great way to make a valuable contribution to their conservation yourself.

Your adoption includes a downloadable:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Welcome Letter from our Director of Collections
  • A digital image which can be used as printed poster, desktop or even zoom background!
  • Updates from our Collections Care Team
  • Adoptee’s name recorded in designated Donation Register, to be kept in the Harewood Library

As an Accredited Museum in the heart of Yorkshire, our mission is to use our collections to support our communities, enrich lives, keep heritage relevant and work with creative minds to provoke new perspectives on art, nature and culture.

By Adopting a Book today, you are directly supporting the ongoing conservation of the objects the charity cares for within the collections at Harewood. The money from this adoption goes directly back into our conservation work – ensuring our collections can continue to be shared and enjoyed by everyone.

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