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Auktion: Auction 27.04.1994
wurde versteigert am: 27. April 1994
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GOULD, John (1804-1881). The Birds of Europe. London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1832]-1837.

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Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 40.000 £
ca. 44.500 $ - 59.333 $
Zuschlagspreis:  47.700 £
ca. 70.755 $
Los-Nr. 24, Aufrufe: 18

GOULD, John (1804-1881). The Birds of Europe. London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1832]-1837. 5 volumes, large 2° (540 x 368mm). 2pp. subscribers' list. 448 FINE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES, 68 BY EDWARD LEAR, the rest by Elizabeth Gould after her husband's sketches, printed by Charles Hullmandel. (Some spotting to titles, text and plates, occasional light offsetting of text onto plates.) Early 19th-century diced russia, tooled in gilt and blind, g.e., (extremities rubbed, neatly rebacked in morocco in the late 19th-century but tooled to match. Provenance : Benjamin Bickley Rogers of ?Yarlington Lodge, Somerset (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION of Gould's first multi-volume ornithological work; the second of the folio series. Lear's influence is evident in many of the plates. His understanding of the possibilities that lithography offered and his mastery of the techniques involved contributed largely to the the founding of the reputation upon which Gould was to build so successfully. Lear was the first and greatest of the fine series of artists that Gould was to employ over the ensuing half century. Zimmer pp.251-252; Anker 169; Fine Bird Books p.77; Wood p.364; Nissen IVB 371; Sauer 2. (5)

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