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Lot 309
Gould, John Gould, John Monograph of the Pittidae. Parts I and II
Sold for AU$ 12,000 (US$ 8,655) inc. premium

Lot Details
Gould, John
Monograph of the Pittidae. Parts I and II, first edition, Two parts, folio; Part I in original printed papered boards with 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Gould, W. Hart and H.C. Richter; Part II in original printed wrappers, no plates (as issued), both parts preserved in a folding cloth case, London, The Author, 1880-1881

Footnotes

  • Nissen IVB 377; Fine Bird Books, p.78; Wood, p.365; Zimmer, p.263; Sauer 28
    These two parts of Gould's work on the ant-thrushes were all that were published of an intended four-part publication. John Gould died in February 1881, having completed only Part I. Part II, which comprised only ten pages of text edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe, but without any further plates, was issued in 1881.

    Provenance:
    The Owston Collection
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