GOULD (JOHN) A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds... Completed after the Author's Death by R. Bowdler Sharpe. Supplement, 1880-1887
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GOULD (JOHN) A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds... Completed after the Author's Death by R. Bowdler Sharpe. Supplement, 1880-1887
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GOULD (JOHN)
A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds... Completed after the Author's Death by R. Bowdler Sharpe. Supplement [only], first edition, 58 lithographed plates after John Gould and William Hart, coloured by a later hand, nineteenth-century green morocco, restored by Bernard Middleton, with gilt morocco spine labels and gilt edges, original blue parts wrappers bound in at end [Nissen IVB 380; Fine Bird Books, p.78; Zimmer, p.263], folio (540 x 262mm.), Henry Sotheran, [1880]-1887

Footnotes

  • Gould's A Monograph of the Trochilidae was published in 25 parts between 1849 and 1861. The Supplement was begun by Gould in 1880, with the fifth and final part completed by Richard Bowdler Sharpe in 1887, six years after Gould had died. It contains descriptions of sixty previously unrecorded species. See illustration overleaf.
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