10 pages, 60 postcards with colour illustrations
The American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection contains some of the most extraordinary, vivid images from the natural world – and this beautiful gift box is perfect for any nature enthusiast. It features 60 stunning postcards printed with the best selections from the museum's Research library, divided into six categories (each with ten cards). The selections include: Fish, Mollusks and Other Animals, Insects, Reptiles and Amphibians, Birds, and Mammals. An informative accordion-style booklet provides additional details about the pictures and collection, and the box itself can be used for storing stationery and mementos.
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Tom Baione is the Harold Boeschenstein Director of Library Services in the American Museum of Natural History's library and oversees all aspects of the library's functions. An active member of the Grolier Club, Tom divides his time between Manhattan and Long Island. He is the editor of Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since the Museum was founded in 1869, its collections have grown to include approximately 33 million specimens and artifacts