John Gould and Richard Bowdler Sharpe | An analytical index to the works of the late John Gould, F.R.S., 1893
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John Gould and Richard Bowdler Sharpe
An analytical index to the works of the late John Gould, F.R.S., with a biographical memoir and portrait. London: Henry Sotheran, 1893
FIRST EDITION, folio (381 x 271mm.), numbered 6 of 100 copies, contemporary green half morocco
This important index to Gould remarkably records every bird or mammal described in his works, listed by both scientific and popular names. It includes a photographic portrait of Gould as well as an intimate and touching biography which relates the story of how Sharpe and Gould became acquainted while the former was "a boy careering about the neighbourhood of Cookham in search of birds". Sharpe went on to state "No one has excelled Mr. Gould in his appreciation of bird-life. He was in every way a born ornithologist and knew and loved the birds."
For more information about Gould, please refer to Lot 88.
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