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Albatross.
Albatross.
Drawn & Engraved by Thos. & Willm. Daniell.
Published by Messrs. Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Paternoster Row, Feby. 1. 1810.
Hand coloured aquatint, 180 x 250mm. 7 x 9¾". Some surface staining.
Sailors on a rocky shore observing the magnificent Albatross, a large seabird in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. From 'A Picturesque Voyage to India; by the way of China. By Thomas Daniell ... and William Daniell'.
Abbey Travel 516, 9.
[Ref: 20642]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Geai blue (mâle) Garrulus cristatus (Vieillot) ½ nature. Le Pic à baguettes dorées (femelle) Picus auratus (Gmelin) ½ nature. Amérique Sept.le.
Le Geai blue (mâle) Garrulus cristatus (Vieillot) ½ nature. Le Pic à baguettes dorées (femelle) Picus auratus (Gmelin) ½ nature. Amérique Sept.le.
Edouard Travies.
Imp. par Lemercier. Paris E. Savary et C.ie place du Louvre 10. [n.d. c.1857.]
Fine hand-coloured lithograph. 370 x 540mm. 14½ x 21¼". Few spots.
A blue jay and a golden winged woodpecker, from Edouard Traviés (1809-1865) 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables'.
[Ref: 21906]   £420.00  
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[Bluwe Shrike.] Pie-grièche Bleue.
[Bluwe Shrike.] Pie-grièche Bleue. Lanius bicolor (Gmelin.) Grandeur naturelle. de Madagascar.
Edouard Traviés. Imp. Lemercier a Paris.
Paris, Victor Delarue, Place de Louvre, 10. [n.d., c.1857.]
Lithograph with exceptionally fine hand colour. Printed area 310 x 400mm (12¼ x 15¾"). Wear to edges.
A blue skrike of Madagascar pearched on a creeper eying a butterfly. Edouard Traviès (1809 - 1865) was one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, painting the birds in their natural habitat. His finest work was 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables par leurs formes et leurs coleurs. Scenes variees de leurs moeurs & de leur habitudes'.
[Ref: 33883]   £260.00  
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The Brush-Turkey. Talegalla Lathami.
The Brush-Turkey. Talegalla Lathami.
[after Joseph Wolfe.]
[n.d.1864.]
Coloured lithograph 585 x 440mm [sheet].
The Zoological Sketches were commissioned by the Zoological Society as a record of the rare species of birds and animals in the Society's Gardens.
[Ref: 6677]   £280.00  
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Promerops or Bee-Eater of North California.
Promerops or Bee-Eater of North California. No.37.
J.R. Prevost Iun.r del.t
Published as the Act directs Nov.r 1.st 1798 by G.G. & I. Robinson Pater Noster Row.
Engraving. Plate 341 x 246mm (13½ x 9¾"). Cut to platemark on left.
A California Thrasher, found in chaparral habitat in California and Baja California, Mexico. From La Perouse's Voyage.
[Ref: 29994]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cassowary]. Nouvelle-Hollande: Ile Descrès. Casoar de la N.elle
[Cassowary]. Nouvelle-Hollande: Ile Descrès. Casoar de la N.elle (Casuarines novæ Hollandiæ. Lath.)
C.A. Leseuer del. J. Milbert direx. F.res Lambert sculp.
De l'Imprimerie de Langlois. [Paris, 1807.]
Engraving, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Trimmed within plate, tape stains on edges. Very slight crease top right.
A family of cassowaries, drawn by Charles-Alexandre Leseuer for the official account of Nicolas Baudin's expedition to Australia. Leseuer was originally an assistant gunner on the expeditions, but took over artist and naturalist duties after a number of the expedition members left the ship due to illness at Mauritius.
[Ref: 39128]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Leadbeater's cockatoo?]
[Leadbeater's cockatoo?]
Orosháza fi Tzetter mettzitte 1792.
Scarce engraving, printed in red and hand finished. 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½").
A pink cockatoo, probably a Leadbeater's, sitting on a low stump. It was engraved by the Hungarian Samuel Czetter in the style of George Edwards. A fine example of early colour printing. Czetter (or Tzetter, 1769-1829) worked in Vienna and Moscow, primarily engraving portraits but also a series of illustrations of the defences of Vienna.
[Ref: 38423]   £280.00  
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Trogan Temnurus, (Temm:) Cuba Trogon.
Trogan Temnurus, (Temm:) Cuba Trogon.
Drawn from Nature & on stone by J & E Gould. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
[n.d., c.1836.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 555 x 380mm (22 x 15") large margins.
A portrait of the Cuban trogan, the national bird of Cuba. From John Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trogonidae or Family of Trogans' published in 20 monthly parts between 1836 and 1838. Illustrations were painted by John and Elizabeth Gould and text was written by N.A. Vigors.
[Ref: 47012]   £260.00  
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Dindons.
Dindons. No.20.
Lith. de Delpech.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Lithograph with large margins. 272 x 363mm (10¾ x 14¼"). Small crease to upper left edge.
At a farm, six turkeys, two in the foreground, one pecking at the ground. A christmas item.
[Ref: 28684]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Dignity & Imprudence.
Dignity & Imprudence.
Painted by McClure Hamilton. Engraved by Frank Atkinson.
London, Published, January 18th. 1891, by Arthur Tooth & Sons, 5 & 6, Haymarket, S.W. Copyright Registered Mess.rs Knoedler & Co. New York & Mess.rs Stiefold & Co. Berlin.
Mezzotint and etching. Printseller's Association stamped. Sheet 648 x 495mm. 25½ x 19½". Laid on board.
A white dove fluffing her feather peering down coyly at a small white mouse who has scuttled up to pick at the seeds of a corncob. By John McClure Hamilton (1853-1936) was an Anglo-American artist, who lived in England for fifty-eight years where he was official portrait painter to William Ewart Gladstone.
PSA. Vol.I: Present 25.
[Ref: 25995]   £290.00  
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Wild Duck [pencil, lower right.]
Wild Duck [pencil, lower right.]
BG(?)Bromhead [signed in pencil and in plate.]
[British, n.d., c.1930s?]
Etching, thick wove paper, 135 x 200mm. 5¼ x 8".
A male and female mallard duck in low flight; reeds lower left.
[Ref: 22752]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[An eagle flying holding a chick in its talons.]
[An eagle flying holding a chick in its talons.]
Fra; Barlow delin. Fra: Place fecit.
P.Tempest Excud. [n.d., engraved c.1680 but 18th century impression.]
Etching. 140 x 185mm (5½ x 7¼"), 18th century watermark. Paper lightly toned, small margins trimmed.
An eagle fyling over buildings, taking a bite from the captured chick. The print was orginally published in Francis Barlow's ''Multae et diversae avium species variis formis et pernaturalibus figuris per Fra. Barlow Anglum''. This later state has the pagination '10.c.' bottom left.
BM 1850,0223.865.
[Ref: 44092]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Dromæus Irroratus.
Dromæus Irroratus. Trans. Zool. Soc. Vol 4. Pl 76.
J.Jury, ad nat. lith. M. & N. Hanhart, Imp.
[n.d., c.1870.]
Coloured lithograph.
An accurate depiction of an emu.
[Ref: 39108]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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"Fine Feathers"
by Reuben Ward Binks [singed in pencil]
Copyright in all countries, including the U.S.A. by Frost & Reed Ltd Bristol & London, 1938. Printed in England.
Aquatint printed in colour, platemark 270 x 325mm (10¼ x 12½"). Mount burn around edges.
Swans on a lake.
[Ref: 24321]   £230.00  
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Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 4. Domestic Fowl.
Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 4. Domestic Fowl.
Designed and Drawn on Stone by W Hawkins.
Published by Thomas Varty, 31, Strand, London. [n.d., c.1850.]
Fine original hand coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 415mm. 14¼ x 16¼". Vertical centrefold as normal. Mint
A central illustration of a rooster, hens & chicks, surrounded by nine vignette scenes of the uses of their products, including feathers for hats, pillows and shuttlecocks. Drawn by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807 - ?1889), artist and sculptor of natural history subjects. In 1852 he was appointed director of the fossil department at the Crystal Palace, where he worked with Richard Owen on the famous models of dinosaurs and other extinct lifeforms.
[Ref: 13280]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thrush, greenfinch, sparrow and finch]
[Thrush, greenfinch, sparrow and finch] La grive litorne, le verdier, le moineau-franc et le pinçon. Souvenirs du Chasseur.
Edouard Traviés [signed in plate]. Imp. Lemercier Paris.
Paris, E. Savary et C.e Place du Louvre 10. London, E. Gambart & Co. [c.1850]
Fine hand-coloured lithograph with gum arabic, sheet 610 x 435mm (24 x 17"). Savary blindstamp bottom left.
Dead game hanging by string in tromp-l'oeil frame. One of a series of lithographs of dead quarry, 'Souvenirs du chasseur' by Edouard Traviès (1809 - 1865), animal painter and illustrator. Traviès was born in Doullens in the Somme district of France in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography, as here.
For another plate from the same set see ref. 22489. Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire.
[Ref: 46771]   £450.00  
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Black Game.
Black Game.
Painted by Elmere. Engraved by Cha.s Turner.
Published Oct.r 16th, 1807 by W.D.Jones, High Street, Oxford.
Fine mezzotint. 380 x 430mm.
A cock and hen, after a painting by Stephen Elmer (c.1714-1796), a painter of hunting subjects who exhibited at the Royal Academy. Engraved by Charles Turner (1773-1857).
Whitman: 726, state ii of ii. See 16023 for 'Red Game'
[Ref: 16024]   £520.00  
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The Game Cock.
The Game Cock.
Painted, Engraved, & Published, Aug.t 14. 1792, by T. Lord No. 11 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.
Original copper etched plate with a later strike from the plate with hand colour, both presented in a modern cloth portfolio. Copper plate: 310 x 215mm (12 x 8½"). Folio: 440 x 350mm (17¼ x 13¾").
A cloth bound presentation portfolio containing a copper plate and recent impression, with handcolour, of a portrait of a game cock.
[Ref: 41373]   £420.00   view all images for this item
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Red Game.
Red Game.
Painted by Elmere. Engraved by Cha.s Turner.
Published Oct.r 16th, 1807 by W.D.Jones, High Street, Oxford.
Mezzotint, 380 x 430mm. Crease.
A brace of red grouse, after a painting by Stephen Elmer (c.1714-1796), a painter of hunting subjects who exhibited at the Royal Academy. Engraved by Charles Turner (1773-1857).
Whitman 727, state ii of ii. See 16024 for 'Black Game'.
[Ref: 16023]   £520.00  
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Le Chardonneret et son nid. __ Sure une branche de Pommier a fleurs doubles (Buffon.) Fringilla carduelis (Linné). 49.
Le Chardonneret et son nid. __ Sure une branche de Pommier a fleurs doubles (Buffon.) Fringilla carduelis (Linné). 49. Europe.
Edouard Traviés [lithographed into plate.] Imp. Lemercier a Paris.
Paris, Berrieux, Edit. rue de Rivoli 36. London, E. Gambart & Co. [n.d. c.1857.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 494mm. 14½ x 19½". Some toning around the edges.
A goldfinch standing on the edge of her nest, the male flying in with more twigs to make the nest. From Edouard Traviés (1809-1865) "Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables".
[Ref: 21730]   £350.00  
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Terekia Cinerea.
Terekia Cinerea.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾".
The Terek Sandpiper found along the water's edge and preferring muddy areas. The bird is named after the Terek River which flows into the west of the Caspian Sea, as it was first observed around this area. In Australia they are known as Australian Godwits. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27102]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Rhynchaea Australis: Gould.
Rhynchaea Australis: Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
C. Hullmandel Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾". Few small foxing marks.
The Australian Painted-Snipe which is an endemic wader to Australia, and found around shallow, freshwater wetlands. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
In the Collection of the Tasmanian Government.
[Ref: 27110]   £220.00  
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Glareola Grallaria: Temm:
Glareola Grallaria: Temm:
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 362 x 552mm. 14¼ x 21¾". Fine.
The Australian Pratincole, a nomadic shorebird which is commonly found in arid inland Australia. The Australian population is estimated at 60,000. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27156]   £220.00  
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Geopelia Humeralis.
Geopelia Humeralis.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 552 x 368mm. 21¾ x 14½".
The Barred-shouldered Ground Dove is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. They are normally found where there is thick vegetations and where water is present. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27083]   £250.00  
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Esacus Magnirostris.
Esacus Magnirostris.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 362 x 552mm. 14¼ x 21¾".
The Beach Stone-curlew, also known as Beach Thick-knee. It is one of the world's largest shorebirds and is found along the eastern coast of Australia, and as far south as far eastern Victoria and the northern Australian coast. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27120]   £320.00  
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Ardetta Pusilla.
Ardetta Pusilla.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 361 x 552mm. 14¼ x 21¾". Foxing upper right.
The Black-backed Bittern is one of the smallest herons in the world and is found in the southern parts of Australia from the Murray-Darling Basin to the Swan Coastal Plain. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27107]   £380.00  
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Hemipodius Melanogaster, Gould.
Hemipodius Melanogaster, Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 553mm. 14½ x 21¾". Fine; small tears to edges.
The Black-breasted Hemipode or Buttonquail, is a rare species endemic to eastern Australia. They are found in central Queensland and New South Wales. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27143]   £220.00  
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Daption Capensis.
Daption Capensis.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾". Small tear on left. Fine.
The Cape Petrel, Cape Pigeon or Pintado Petral, is a seabird which breed in colonies on the Antarctic continent, but in the winter months they reach Australia. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27170]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Hemipodius Castanotus, Gould.
Hemipodius Castanotus, Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
C. Hullmandel Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾". Fine.
The Chestnut-backed Hemipode or Buttonquail, is endemic to Australia and found in dry shrubland, grassland and savanna area. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27145]   £250.00  
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[Columba Livia - Rock Pigeon.]
[Columba Livia - Rock Pigeon.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 400 x 290mm (16 x 11½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Rock pigeons nesting on a sea cliff. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28823]   £280.00  
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[Palumbus Torquatus - Wood Pigeon.]
[Palumbus Torquatus - Wood Pigeon.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 270 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A wood pigeon nesting in a conifer. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28821]   £320.00  
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[Columba Oenas - Stock Dove.]
[Columba Oenas - Stock Dove.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 360 x 290mm (14 x 11½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Stock Doves, the rarest of the wild European pigeons. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28825]   £280.00  
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[Turtur Auritus - Turtle Dove.]
[Turtur Auritus - Turtle Dove.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 370 x 310mm (14½ x 12¼"). Trimmed at bottom and right, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of turtle doves with their nest. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28824]   £320.00  
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[Corvus Corone - Carrion Crow.]
[Corvus Corone - Carrion Crow.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 430 x 310mm (17 x 12¼"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Carrions Crows in a poppy field, a third flying behind. In the undergrowth is a dead rabbit and a gin trap. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29110]   £320.00  
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[Corvus Cornix - Hooded Crow.]
[Corvus Cornix - Hooded Crow.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 390 x 330mm (15½ x 13"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Hooded Crows in a rocky moorland, raiding the nest of a red grouse. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29177]   £300.00  
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[Corvus Monedula - Jackdaw.]
[Corvus Monedula - Jackdaw.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 410 x 320mm (16 x 12½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Jackdaws on a rocky outcrop covered in ivy. Behind are the turrets of a ruined castle, with a village steeple below. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29114]   £300.00  
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[Garrulus Glandarius - Jay.]
[Garrulus Glandarius - Jay.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 440 x 330mm (17¼ x 13"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Jays. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29113]   £320.00  
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[Pica Caudata - Magpie.]
[Pica Caudata - Magpie.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 460 x 320mm (18 x 12½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A magpie perched in a conifer, with another behind, wings outstretched. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29112]   £280.00  
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[Corvus Corax - Raven.]
[Corvus Corax - Raven.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 470 x 340mm (18½ x 13½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A raven with a pine cone in its mouth. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29111]   £390.00  
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[Corvus Frugilegus - Rook.]
[Corvus Frugilegus - Rook.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 420 x 320mm (16½ x 12½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A rook in a wintery landscape, with other rooks nesting in high trees above a thatched cottage. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29178]   £300.00  
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Schoeniclus Subarquatus.
Schoeniclus Subarquatus.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 554mm. 14½ x 21¾". Fine.
The Curlew Sandpiper, the small wader that breeds on the tundra of Arctic Siberia. In Australia, Curlew Sandpipers occur around the coasts and are also quite widespread inland, though in smaller numbers. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27146]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Turnix Africanus - Andalusian Turnix.]
[Turnix Africanus - Andalusian Turnix.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Andalusian quail or buttonquail. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 30093]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tetrao Tetrix - Black Grouse.]
[Tetrao Tetrix - Black Grouse.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 480 x 300mm (19 x 12"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Pair of Black Grouse in the foreground, a pair of male fighting behind. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28818]   £450.00  
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[Tetrao Urugallus - Capercaillie.]
[Tetrao Urugallus - Capercaillie.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 480 x 300mm (19 x 12"). Trimmed at bottom and right, losing title and inscriptions.
Pair of Capercaillie or Wood Grouse, with a male behind showing his tail display. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28817]   £350.00  
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[Coturnix Communis - Common Quail.]
[Coturnix Communis - Common Quail.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 230 x 290mm (9 x 11½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Common Quail with their chicks. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28811]   £360.00  
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[Caprimulgus Europæus - Nightjar.]
[Caprimulgus Europæus - Nightjar.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 290 x 470mm (11½ x 18½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Two adult Nightjars and two chicks. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28827]   £280.00  
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[Caprimulgus Ruficollis - Red-Necked Nightjar.]
[Caprimulgus Ruficollis - Red-Necked Nightjar.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 270 x 470mm (10½ x 18½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Red-Necked Nightjars or Goatsuckers. Usually resident in Iberia and North Africa, Gould recorded that examples had been found in Britain. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28826]   £280.00  
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[Syrrhaptes Parodoxus- Pallas's Sandgrouse.]
[Syrrhaptes Parodoxus- Pallas's Sandgrouse.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 300 x 460mm (12 x 18"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Pallas's Sandgrouse, with their ground nest with two eggs. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28813]   £360.00  
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[Perdix Cinerea - Common European Partridge.]
[Perdix Cinerea - Common European Partridge.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 270 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Pair of English Partridges (or Grey Partridges). The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28820]   £360.00  
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[Caccabis Rubra - Partridge.]
[Caccabis Rubra - Partridge.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 280 x 480mm (11 x 19"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Red-Legged Partridges in a moorland landscape, others behind. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28812]   £390.00  
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