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, text leaves including title, and 31 plates, loosely inserted, the other plates removed from the book and either mounted (31) or framed and glazed (10),  contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., 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