GOULD (JOHN) A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming Birds, 6 vol. including supplement
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GOULD (JOHN) A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming Birds, 6 vol. including supplement
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GOULD (JOHN)
A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming Birds, 6 vol. including supplement, first edition, 418 hand-coloured lithographed plates by and after Gould, H.C. Richter, and W. Hart, list of subscribers, occasional light spotting, library stamp on verso of titles, blank margin of 2 leaves of text in each volume, green morocco gilt, by H. Stamper, upper cover of volume one detached, some rubbing at extremities, t.e.g. [Nissen IVB 830; Fine Bird Books, p.78; Anker 177; Wood, p.365; Zimmer, p.258], folio (552 by 3), by the Author, [1849]-1861-1887

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  • "The Trochilidae of Gould is his masterpiece, and must ever remain a feast of beauty and a source of wonder... an incomparable catalogue and compendium of beauties" (Fine Bird Books).
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