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The Richard L. Soffer (Class of 1954) Ornithology Collection
To view a list of those books from the Soffer Collection currently available in the Amherst College Library, follow this link to the on-line catalog: The Richard L. Soffer Class of 1954 Ornithology Collection
Richard L. Soffer '54 has formed a remarkable and extensive collection of books about birds, with particular attention to the various methods and techniques that have been used to reproduce illustrations of birds. The books in the collection provide examples of every type of illustrative technique: hand painting, woodcut and wood engraving, etching and engraving, lithography, and modern photomechanical methods.
In 2003 and 2007, Dr. Soffer donated a large portion of his collection to the Amherst College Library. The College is most grateful that he has chosen this home for his books. On these pages you will find Dr. Soffer's own detailed notes about each volume, as well as a link to library catalog records currently available.
An article on the Soffer Ornithology Collection by John Lancaster is available in the 2004-2005 Newsletter of the Friends of the Amherst College Library, page 13.
The Richard L. Soffer Ornithology Collection by Richard L. Soffer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at www.amherst.edu.