A pen-and-ink sketch of a Red-breasted Snipe "In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

In the Collection: The Birds of America

In the Collection

John James Audubon’s The Birds of America: From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories is considered an artistic and scientific masterpiece. In addition to two first-edition sets produced between 1839 and 1844, the College possesses a pen-and-ink sketch of a Red-breasted Snipe with field notes in Audubon’s hand.