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

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

150,000 - 200,000 GBP

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

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

Estimate:

150,000 - 200,000 GBP

Lot sold:

302,400

GBP

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What is guaranteed?

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

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate


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