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Auction: Auction 29.10.1992
was auctioned on: 29 October 1992
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GOULD, JOHN [AND RICHARD BOWDLER SHARPE]. [COVER-TITLE:] MONOGRAPH OF THE PITTIDAE. LONDON: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1 OCTOBER 1880 [-1881].

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Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000
Price realised:  US$7,700
Lot number 123, Views: 50

GOULD, JOHN [AND RICHARD BOWDLER SHARPE]. [COVER-TITLE:] MONOGRAPH OF THE PITTIDAE. LONDON: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1 OCTOBER 1880 [-1881]. LARGE FOLIO, 560 X 385MM. (22 1/8 X 15 1/8IN.), ORIGINAL CLOTH-BACKED BOARDS, UPPER COVER WITH TITLE AND PICTORIAL VIGNETTE, AN UNPUBLISHED FRONT WRAPPER (OR PROOF OF SAME), 735 X 535MM. (28 7/8 X 21 1/8IN.), FOR THE PROJECTED PART II FOLDED HORIZONTALLY AND LOOSELY LAID IN, VERY SLIGHT WEAR TO EXTREMITIES OF BOARDS. PART I AND THE LETTERPRESS FOR PART II (EACH ENTRY SIGNED "[R.B.S.]", ALL PUBLISHED. 10 HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES BY GOULD AND J.C. RICHTER, AND GOULD AND W. HART PRINTED BY WALTER. FOUR PARTS WERE PROJECTED FOR THIS WORK WHICH WAS ABANDONED AFTER

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 29.10.1992
Date of the auction: 29 Oct 1992
Address: Christie's
New York, Park Avenue