Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

I get a few press releases, and conduct daily searches for Lakeland news. I always hope to find something The Ledger misses.

What?

It happens.

At news-antique.com I found a bit about an auction set to begin May 18th at the Lakeland Center:

Veteran Florida auctioneer Kale Albritton, owner of Albritton Auctioneers in Lakeland, FL, met with the family of a deceased Miami collector several years ago to begin the dispersal of the thousands of antiques and collectibles in the estate. He held two small initial sales after that but could never get the family organized enough to complete the task. When he retired four years ago he still held out hope that he would get the opportunity to conduct the entire sale. That opportunity has now presented itself and Albritton has come out of retirement for this series of sales.

But it was this that caught my attention:

The sale will include three Audubon Elephant books entitled “Viviparous Quadrupeds of North Americalithographed and printed by J. T Bowen, Philadelphia, 1845

How can you not love a book titled “Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America?”

2 thoughts on “Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

  1. I work in City government and I would like to clarify a couple of the issues that you brought forward regarding CSX. The first meeting was held at the Chamber of Commerce and it involved the City, CSX officials, Chamber representatives and reps from the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA). The City holds many meetings with land developers and other officials regarding issues that will impact our community and the public is rarely invited to any first initial meeting. Please understand that the rail hub being discussed is in Winter Haven and the rail that runs through downtown Lakeland will be impacted but the real effects of the impact were not known until the meeting this past week. It is easy to say the public should be invited but the reality is – there had to be a first meeting with a limited audience so candid conversation could take place. I really don’t know what we can do as a City but ask for track improvements and improved crossing mechanisms so the trains will go by faster and not have to blow thier waring horns when they pass through Lakeland. As I learn new developments regarding the CSX issue, I will post them.

  2. I work in City government and I would like to clarify a couple of the issues that you brought forward regarding CSX. The first meeting was held at the Chamber of Commerce and it involved the City, CSX officials, Chamber representatives and reps from the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA). The City holds many meetings with land developers and other officials regarding issues that will impact our community and the public is rarely invited to any first initial meeting. Please understand that the rail hub being discussed is in Winter Haven and the rail that runs through downtown Lakeland will be impacted but the real effects of the impact were not known until the meeting this past week. It is easy to say the public should be invited but the reality is – there had to be a first meeting with a limited audience so candid conversation could take place. I really don’t know what we can do as a City but ask for track improvements and improved crossing mechanisms so the trains will go by faster and not have to blow thier waring horns when they pass through Lakeland. As I learn new developments regarding the CSX issue, I will post them.

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