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Gould, John
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Gould, John
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Gould, John

A Monograph of the Ramphastidæ, or Family of Toucans.  London: the author, 1834  —  Supplement to the First Edition of the Ramphastidæ.  London: the author, 1855

Toucans: folio (20  3/8  x 14  1/2  in.; 518 x 368 mm).  33 fine handcolored lithographed plates after and by Gould, Elizabeth Gould, and Edward Lear, one uncolored lithographed anatomical plate after and by G. Scharf, list of subscribers.  Modern green morocco by Kurt Gaebel,  spine and covers ornately gilt, edges gilt, marbled endleaves.  Green buckram slipcase tipped with morocco gilt  —  Supplement: 2 vols, folio (22  1/8  x 15 in.; 563 x 381 mm).  20 handcolored lithographed plates; a few plates with marginal foxing, prelims, terminal text and endpapers in vol. 2 foxed.  Quarter buckram, printed green boards; vol. 1 rebacked and with corners renewed, some wear and discoloration.  Green morocco folding-case by Gaebel, ornately gilt.


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Provenance

H. H. Sharland (bequeathed to) — North Devon Athenæum, Barnstaple, England (small inked stamps, not affecting images, titles or text, book label in first vol. of Supplement)

Literature

Ayer/Zimmer 252; Balis 102; Copenhagen/Anker 170; Fine Bird Books 77; McGill/Wood 364; Nissen IVB 378; Sauer 3

Catalogue Note

First edition.  Gould's first monograph of a bird family and one of his "most lovely works," with the supplement (Fine Bird Books).  At the time of Gould's expanded second edition of this monograph (1852–54), the supplement of the new plates was issued to complement the first edition.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York