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GOULD, John (1804-1881) & Nicholas Aylward VIGORS (1787-1840). A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains . London: [for the Author, 1831-] 1832.
GOULD, John (1804-1881) & Nicholas Aylward VIGORS (1787-1840). A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains . London: [for the Author, 1831-] 1832. 2 volumes, large folio (532 x 362 mm). 80 hand-colored lithographic plates by Elizabeth Gould after sketches by John Gould, printed by Charles Hullmandel. (Some pale spotting.) Contemporary burgundy morocco gilt extra, sides with elaborate wide borders in gilt and blind, spine in six compartments in five raised bands, gilt-lettered in one, all edges gilt (some rubbing and restoration to joints, a few other repairs, spine a trifle dry). Provenance : A. W. Barr (inkstamp on flyleaf); P. P. Grassé (bookplate). GOULD’S FIRST WORK, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with the backgrounds uncolored ("You will probably recollect that in my first work ... neither the plants or Backgrounds were colored; In order to render the Series of my Publications complete ... I have had those parts colored in the few copies I have left...." Gould to Lord Derby, letter dated 5 Feb. 1844). By 1825 Gould had moved to London to pursue his career as a taxidermist. In 1827, shortly after the foundation of the Zoological Society of London, he was appointed Curator of Birds and Preserver at the Society's museum in Bruton Street. The present work came about as a result of this appointment: while working on a collection of bird specimens from the Himalayas Gould realized that they formed the first collection of any size from the area to reach Europe and that there would be a ready market for a large format work which included accurate descriptive text and plates. Sauer 1; Anker 168; Fine Bird Books p. 77; Nissen IVB 374; Wood p. 364; Zimmer p. 251.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Ornithological Library of Gerald Dorros, MD
Auktionsdatum: 15.06.2017
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