Item #5000720 An Introduction to the Birds of Australia. John GOULD.
An Introduction to the Birds of Australia.
An Introduction to the Birds of Australia.

An Introduction to the Birds of Australia.

London: Printed for the Author, 1848.

Octavo; original red-brown blindstamped cloth, lettered in gilt on the front cover.

"A limited number of copies printed in octavo form"

An essential companion to Gould's great "Birds of Australia", which appeared between 1840 and 1848; in the preface here Gould himself relates how he came to investigate and describe the birds of Australia. He notes that 'The Preface and Introduction to my Birds of Australia having been set up in small type for facility of correction, I have had a limited number of copies printed in octavo form, for distribution…'.

An essential companion to Gould's great "Birds of Australia", which appeared between 1840 and 1848; in the preface here Gould himself relates how he came to investigate and describe the birds of Australia. He notes that 'The Preface and Introduction to my Birds of Australia having been set up in small type for facility of correction, I have had a limited number of copies printed in octavo form, for distribution…'.

Not in Whittell, or Wood; Sauer, 15; Zimmer, p. 257.

Condition Report: Joints rubbed and neatly strengthened.

Price (AUD): $1,200.00

US$773.51   Other currencies

Ref: #5000720

Condition Report