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Auktion: Auction 27.04.1994
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GOULD, John (1804-1881) & Richard Bowdler SHARPE (1847-1909). A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds. London: Taylor and Francis (vols.I-V) for the Author, [1849]-1861; (supplement) for Henry Sotheran & Co., [1880]-1887.

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Schätzpreis: 45.000 £ - 55.000 £
ca. 66.750 $ - 81.583 $
Zuschlagspreis:  67.500 £
ca. 100.125 $
Los-Nr. 38, Aufrufe: 16

GOULD, John (1804-1881) & Richard Bowdler SHARPE (1847-1909). A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds. London: Taylor and Francis (vols.I-V) for the Author, [1849]-1861; (supplement) for Henry Sotheran & Co., [1880]-1887. 6 volumes (including the Supplement ), large 2° (540 x 365mm). 3pp. subscribers' list. 418 FINE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES, MANY HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD LEAF overpainted with transparent varnish and oil colours, by Gould, Henry Constantine Richter and William Hart, printed by Hullmandel & Walton, Walter and the Mintern Brothers. (Some spotting to vols. I to V.) Contemporary dark green morocco gilt, g.e. (Covers of vol.I affected by damp, head of spines of vols.II and IV with rodent damage). Provenance : Duke of Manchester (Kimbolton Castle library label). SUBSCRIBER'S COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF GOULD'S "MASTERPIECE... AN INCOMPARABLE CATALOGUE AND COMPENDIUM OF BEAUTIES" ( Fine Bird Books p.29). Most of the subjects came from Gould's own collection of specimens. The plates gave him a chance to display the new technique of imitating the birds' iridescent plumage by the use of brilliant metallic colouring. Nissen IVB 380; Anker 177; Fine Bird Books p.78; Sauer 16 & 29; Wood p.365; Zimmer pp.258 & 263-264. (6)

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 27.04.1994
Auktionsdatum: 27.04.1994
Adresse: Christie's
London, King Street