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Gould, John
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Gould, John
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Gould, John

A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America. London: Richard & John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844; 1846] 1850.

Folio (21½ x 14 3/16 in.; 547 x 360 mm.). 32 lithographed plates, list of subscribers, list of plates, dedication leaf; some foxing on title, 11 plates and 14 text leaves. Contemporary green morocco, gilt roll-tooled frame, spine richly gilt, all edges gilt; joints and corners rubbed.


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Literature

Anker 176; Fine Bird Books, p. 102; Nissen IVB 376; Sabin 28109; Sauer 13

Catalogue Note

first edition. In preparing this work, Gould visited numerous collections in continental Europe but did not travel to America until 1857. Nevertheless, his research was extensive and resulted in the addition of some twenty-four species to the eleven American partridges previously recorded. It was Gould's only work dealing with North American birds.

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