Lot 7
  • 7

Gould, John

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Description

  • A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains. London: [no publisher], 1831–1832
  • Paper
FIRST EDITION, folio (544 x 355mm.), dedication, list of subscribers, 80 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Elizabeth Gould, later half morocco gilt, title backed on linen, some spotting

Literature

Anker 168; Nissen IVB 374; Sauer 1; Wood, p.364; Zimmer, p.251

Catalogue Note

Gould’s first folio work. The text was largely written by N.A. Vigors, secretary to the Zoological Society. Many notable natural historians of the time can be found in the list of subscribers, including John James Audubon and Edward Lear.
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