John Gould | The Birds of Australia, [1840-] 1848-1869, 8 volumes including Supplement

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May 18, 05:10 PM GMT


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John Gould

The Birds of Australia. London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1840-] 1848-1869

FIRST EDITION, 8 volumes including Supplement, folio (525 x 362mm.), dedication leaf, list of subscribers, 681 hand-coloured lithographed plates by John and Elizabeth Gould or by Gould and H.C. Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton, 3 plates double-page, contemporary brown morocco gilt by Wickwar, edges gilt, marbled endpapers, occasional spotting and offsetting, dampstaining affecting a few plates, one caption cropped, tissue repair to recto of 'Splendid Parakeet', final gathering of Volume VI beginning to split, two marks to upper cover of Volume VI, extremities slightly rubbed