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BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA SET OF 4 MAGNETS

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John Gould (1804 - 1881) noted wildlife artist & ornithologist began his early life as a rxidermist. His abilitiesed him to become the curator at the Zoological Society of London.
After a collection arrived from the Himalayas he realised the artistic potential of the speciments & thus began his new life as an illustrator. He was helped by his wife Elizabeth whose artistic talents enhanced many of his works.
They spent two years in Australia where they collected specimens that resulted in their most famous works, The Birds of Australia (1840 - 1848) & Mammals of Australia (1845 - 1863)
These four magnets are hand made glass & should be kept dry & away from moisture.