GOSSE (PHILIP HENRY) The Birds of Jamaica, 2 vol., 1847-1849; and another copy of text (3)
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GOSSE (PHILIP HENRY) The Birds of Jamaica, 2 vol., 1847-1849; and another copy of text (3)
Sold for £7,750 (US$ 12,040) inc. premium

Lot Details
GOSSE (PHILIP HENRY)
The Birds of Jamaica, 2 vol., first edition, 52 lithographed plates, hand-coloured by Gosse himself, leaf of advertisements, without the list of subscribers, text in publisher's green cloth, plate volume red morocco by C[harles] Lewis (with ink pallet), bookplate of Quintin Hogg (1845-1903, merchant and philanthropist with extensive Caribbean interests and where an island is named after him), some rubbing [Nissen IVB 367; Freeman & Wertheimer 39 & 27a & b; Zimmer, p.250], 8vo and small folio, John van Voorst, 1847-1849; and a second copy of the text, in publisher's secondary cloth binding, inscribed by the publisher (3)

Footnotes

  • "this beautiful and rare book" (Freeman & Wertheimer, suggesting that not many more copies were prepared than for the 32 subscribers, and in consequence Gosse lost money on the atlas).

Saleroom notices

  • Section excised from p.447.
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