|Joy M. Kiser.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||192 / 2012|
|Publisher:||Princeton Architectural Press.|
Inspired by John James Audubon's lithographs at the 1876 World's Fair in Philadelphia, 29-year-old amateur naturalist Genevieve "Gennie" Jones began working on a companion volume to Birds of America with a focus on nests and eggs. When Gennie died suddenly of typhoid fever, her family labored for eight years to finish the project in her memory, ultimately publishing 90 copies of this rare and remarkable book. All 68 hand-colored lithographs from Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio are reproduced in Joy Kiser's superb large-format presentation, with detailed captions and the poignant history of the Jones family.
"If Emily Dickinson had been an amateur naturalist and painter, she would've been Genevieve Jones, whose life and work are lovingly resurrected here.… A classic work of science and art, and a fascinating 19th-century life, have been returned to us."—NYTimes