Lot 315

Bowdler Sharpe (Richard)

Paradisornis Rudolphi, Finsch [Prince Rudolph’s Bird of Paradise], Paradisea Minor, Shaw [Lesser Bird of Paradise], and Trichoparadisea Gulielmi (Cab.), by W. Hart after his own work and that of J. Gould and J. G. Keulemans, from ‘Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or birds of paradise and Ptilonorhynchidae, or bower-birds’, Taylor & Francis for Henry Sotheran Ltd., [Fine Bird Books (1990) p.107; Nissen IVB 581; Ripley 263; Wood, p.565; Zimmer, p.581], [1891-1898]; Gould (John & Elizabeth) Pharomachrus mocinno [Resplendent Quetzal], Trogon Ramoniana, Castlenau, Trogon Bairdi, Lawrence [Baird’s Trogon], and Trogon Ambiguus, Gould [Doubtful Trogon], from ‘A Monograph of the Trogonid, or Family of Trogons’, Richard & John E. Taylor, for the author, [Nissen 381; Sitwell, Buchanan and Fisher p. 77], [1836-38 or 1858-72]; Palaeornis Rosa [Psittacula roseata], from ‘Handbook to the Birds of Australia’, for the author, [Ferguson 10031], 1865; Baza Gurneyi, Ramsay [Gurney’s Cuckoo- Falcon], from ‘Birds of New Guinea’, Taylor & Francis for Henry Sotheran Ltd., [1875-1888], all loose hand-coloured lithographed plates on wove paper, slight toning, marginal minor spotting or dust soiling, c. 560 x 385mm; with 2 pencil drawings of eagle heads, 250 x 350mm (11)

Estimate: £1,000-£1,500