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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 9th, 2020, 5:12 pm

Birds, Vol. 1, No 1, January 1897 .

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/birds-january-1897-by-various/

Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." Later volumes were expanded to include animals, plants, etc. Summary by J. M. Smallheer
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 9th, 2020, 5:15 pm

The first three volumes of this publication are now all available on PG, so I thought it was a good time to finish it up. The completed issues are here: https://librivox.org/group/566
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Post by Availle » May 9th, 2020, 6:03 pm

Oh, they are back! :thumbs:

could I read section 7 please on the Mandarin Duck?
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Post by KevinS » May 9th, 2020, 6:18 pm

15, please.
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Post by alanmapstone » May 9th, 2020, 6:59 pm

Sections 2 (nonpareil) and 3 (poem) please.
Last edited by alanmapstone on May 9th, 2020, 7:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by julianpratley » May 9th, 2020, 7:05 pm

I’d like 10 and 12 please. Looks like you're missing section 4 in the MW :shock:
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Post by silverquill » May 9th, 2020, 7:06 pm

Ah, so nice.
If I can read 1 and 3, I'll be glad to PL the rest. :)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 9th, 2020, 8:48 pm

The following claims assigned in the order posted with corrected section numbers.

Ava - 6 The Mandarin Duck
Kevin - 14 The Golden Oriole
Alan - 2 & 3 The Nonpareil and Poem
Julian - 9 & 11 (Please note the comments for what to include on these two) The Australian Grass Parakeet and The Red Bird of Paradise
Larry - 1 Preface (Sorry, 3 was already claimed by Alan.) I've put you in as DPL and I will PL your section.

Please double check that I have you in for the right sections. Thanks!
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Post by BettyB » May 9th, 2020, 9:27 pm

May I claim 12 - The Toucan..

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Post by silverquill » May 9th, 2020, 9:46 pm

Oh, wow, we all posted so quick, but while I looked away . . . .

Anyway, I'll try to be the first to post.

I included the short little poem that appears before the Preface itself, just in case you would like it. Feel free to quite it if not.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/birdsjan1897_01_various_128kb.mp3 3:42

I'll enjoy listening to the rest. :D
~Larry

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 9th, 2020, 10:03 pm

Thanks Larry. Glad you included the poem. :) I will listen tomorrow.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 9th, 2020, 10:04 pm

BettyB wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 9:27 pm
May I claim 12 - The Toucan..

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Thanks Betty. The Toucan is yours.
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Post by alanmapstone » May 9th, 2020, 11:16 pm

silverquill wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Oh, wow, we all posted so quick, but while I looked away . . . .
As they say "it's the early bird that catches the worm" :hmm:
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 10th, 2020, 9:33 am

:lol: Good one, Alan.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 10th, 2020, 2:48 pm

Larry,

Here are my PL notes on section 1

00:04 you say January 18 7 instead of 1897

00:29 please check pronunciation of "produce"

00:36 likeness should be "likenesses"

2:01 a whole day or a year should be "of a year"

The middle two above are at your discretion.
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