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W. F. H. Rosenberg Catalogue of Birdskins, Price List 30. .London.1927
W. F. H. Rosenberg Catalogue of Birdskins, Price List 30. .London.1927

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Price: $200.00

Product Code: 29006101

A trade catalogue of over 4000 specimens of bird skins for sale. The store was owned by William Frederick Henry Rosenberg, who was a British naturalist, collector, natural history dealer and explorer. Rosenberg originally sold his specimens to private collectors, such as Walter Rothschild, before opening a store in the late 1800s. In addition to selling bird skins he sold mammal skins, birds eggs, reptiles, batrachians (amphibians), fishes and lepidoptera (butterflies). The first 2 pages of the catalogue is an index which lists the scientific families the bird specimens fall into. The back cover features a black and white image of Rosenberg in his store with some specimens on the desk in front of him. The catalog is displayed in two columns and organized by Order, Families, Genera, or Countries and includes pricing information in shillings and pence. A note indicates The care and arrangement of private collections is undertaken on moderate terms. Birds are only supplied for purposes of scientific study and research.  Orders for specimens to be used for millinery and kindred objects are not accepted. Blue covers, 45 numbered pages (including back interior cover). Stapled booklet. A few penciled notes. Measures 8 1/2" x 8 3/4".OCLC - 0 (Feb. 2019). . William Frederick Henry Rosenberg was born on July 24, 1868 in Paddington, London, England to William George Home Rosenberg (1848-?) and Kate Mabel Green (1855-1926). He married Fanny Marion Sparks (1871-?) in 1892 and had four children, Gertrude Roseberg (1893-1974), Gladys Mable Rosenberg (1896-1971), May Eveline Rosenberg (1901-1960) and William Howard Edward Rosenberg (1904-1977). He was an ornithologist and entomologist that went on his first specimen collecting expedition to Columbia in 1894 where he collected insects and birds.  He would return to South America multiple times selling his specimens to collects like Walter Rothschild and Adolphe Boucard. Originally any duplicates he had went to the British Museum, but in 1897 he opened his own business selling his specimens from Africa and South America to the collectors all around the world. Rosenberg was also a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London. He died on February 13, 1957 in Edgware, Middlesex, England