Lot 324

Gould (John)

A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands, FIRST EDITION, 4 parts in 1, some foxing, 72 hand-coloured lithograph plates only, of 73, some heightened by gum, plates loose, 10 plates framed and glazed, all with accompanying text leaves, including title, contents and 8 pp. ‘Description of New Species of Australian Birds’, contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., corners worn, 4to, [Ferguson 2271], by the Author, 1837-38.

***Gould’s first work in connection with Australian birds. Lithographs by and after Elizabeth Gould.

Estimate: £1,500-£2,000