GOULD (JOHN) The Birds of Great Britain, 5 volumes

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Lot 172
GOULD (JOHN)
The Birds of Great Britain, 5 volumes

Sold for £ 36,000 (US$ 44,280) inc. premium
GOULD (JOHN)
The Birds of Great Britain, 5 volumes, first edition, 367 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Gould, Joseph Wolf, H.C. Richter and W. Hart, list of subscribers, some spotting to a few pages of text, dark green half morocco gilt, by R.H. Porter, g.e., [Nissen IVB 372; Wood, p.365; Zimmer, p.261], folio (560 by 370mm.), London, for the author, [1862-]1873

Footnotes

  • The grandest book to date on the subject, The Birds of Great Britain was the most popular of Gould's works, as reflected by the large numbers of subscribers. According to R. Bowdler Sharpe "such beautiful illustrations as those of the Birds of Great Britain scarcely existed before and are not likely to be surpassed."
GOULD (JOHN) The Birds of Great Britain, 5 volumes
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