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Auction: Fine Books & Manuscripts
was auctioned on: 10 February 2014
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GOULD, JOHN. 1804-1881.

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Estimate: US$0
Price realised:  US$21,250
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A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons. London: the author, [1836]-38. Folio (537 x 350 mm). [6], vii, [1], [76] pp. List of subscribers. 36 hand-colored lithographed plates (1 folding) by and after Gould, printed by Hullmandel. Contemporary half-morocco, spine titles gilt, marbled endpapers. Folding plate backed with linen with lower half separated and with long repaired horizontal tear to same, short tear to margin of one other plate, some marginal fingersoiling, but plates overall clean and colors bright. Provenance: Walter Behrnard Sampson (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Gould's second monograph, originally published in 3 parts, in which thirty-four species are treated, Gould having added twelve to the twenty-two species then known. The magnificent colored plates are accompanied by descriptive text giving a diagnosis in Latin, measurements, synonyms, and information about the history, habitat and iconography of each bird. A second edition, differing greatly from the first, was published in 1858-75. Anker 171; Ayer/Zimmer p 253; Fine Bird Books p 101. First ed not in Wood.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Books & Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 10 Feb 2014
Address: Bonhams London
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