Gould (John). The Birds of Great Britain, 5 volumes, 1st edition, 1862-73


Gould (John). The Birds of Great Britain, 5 volumes, 1st edition, London: published by the author, 1862-73, 367 hand-coloured lithographic plates, many heightened in gum arabic, pp. [12] cxl [2] [68], [4] [152], [4] [140], [4] [170], [4] [172], the occasional marginal spot, a few oblong plates somewhat tightly bound with captions partly obscured, volume 5 initial blank creased and repaired and text-leaves for plates 76-7 transposed, yellow surface-paper endpapers, broad turn-ins tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, contemporary purple-brown morocco, spines richly gilt in compartments separated by twin raised bands, broad gilt borders to covers incorporating palmette and foliate rolls, imperial folio (54 x 36 cm)



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