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Collection of illustrations showing plumage of the Leghorn Fowl

Identifier: Coll-1165

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of various proofs forTransactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol.LIX., pp.533-562. (c.1938). Various proofs prior to the final copy include:

  1. - Plate I - colour illustrations mounted on card - illustrations 1 to 12
  2. - Plate II - colour illustrations mounted on card - illustrations 13 to 24
  3. - Plate III - monochrome proof - illustrations 25-31 (cells structure)
  4. - Plate IV - colour illustrations mounted on card - illustrations 33 to 48
  5. - Plate V - monochrome photographs on card mount - illustrations 49a to 61b
  6. - Plate I - full-colour proof - illustrations 1 to 12 (several copies)
  7. - Plate II- full-colour proof - illustrations 13 to 24 (several copies)
  8. - Plate IV- full-colour proof - illustrations 33 to 48 (several copies)
  9. - Plate V - monochrome proof - illustrations 49a to 61b


  • Creation: c.1938

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Biographical / Historical

The illustrations of the plumage in the male Brown Leghorn Fowl were created by Renbao Zhu (1909-1987) for Vol. LIX of the journalTransactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, pp.533-562, circa 1938. Renbao Zhu has also been rendered variously as J. P. Chu, and Junyi Zhu.


1 folder

Physical Location


Collection of illustrations of the plumage of the Brown Leghorn Fowl by Renbao Zhu (J. P. Chu) (Zhu, Junyi) (1909-1987)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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