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Aglaeactis Cupreipennis.

By HUMMINGBIRDS) Gould, John and H.C. Richter (drawn and lithographed).

No date. 1849- 1861.. Lithograph with handcolor and gum arabic highlights. Toning to sheet but image is bright and clean. A particularly beautiful example of the use of gum arabic highlights with the backs of the two hummingbirds with exquisite gradation of color and shining effect. From John Gould's A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming Birds, published between 1849 and 1861. .

$1450.00

Skua Gull.  Lestris catarractes; (Temm..k)
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Skua Gull. Lestris catarractes; (Temm..k)

By AUSTRALIA / EUROPE) Gould, J. & E. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by C. Hullmandel. Published between: 1840- 1848.. Lithograph, handcolored, on sheet 14 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches. A few short edge tears, tiny chip to upper left corner, creasing to corners well outside of image area, lower edge untrimmed. There is extraordinary subtlety in the coloring of this bird: the feathers are various shades of brown. This plate appeared in two of John Gould's magnificent ornithological publications: "The Birds of Australia" and "The Birds of Europe". .

$400.00

Naumann's Thrush.  Turdus Naumannii; (Temm:)
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Naumann's Thrush. Turdus Naumannii; (Temm:)

By ASIA) Gould, J. & E. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by C. Hullmandel.. Published between 1849- 1843.. Lithograph, handcolored, on sheet 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Right edge is untrimmed and has a 2 inch tear, one shorter edge tear, and a small piece of tape, all outside of image area; very clean and bright. Beautifully detailed coloring to this image of a male bird on a branch with feathers of white and various shades of brown, the sides of the neck ornamented with arrow-shaped markings. A simple but striking image rom John Gould's "Birds of Asia." .

$225.00

Puffinuria Urinatrix. [Diving Petrel]
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Puffinuria Urinatrix. [Diving Petrel]

By AUSTRALIA) Gould, J. & E. (illus)

Printed by C. Hullmandel.. Published 1840-1848; 1851- 1869.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size approx. 14 1/2 x 21 inches. Two small areas of light foxing in image but not noticeable from the front as they are in the cliff area; two tiny black spots (pinprick size), faint adhesive residue to very top edge at three spots, short edge tear at right edge well outside image, otherwise image is clean and bright. Overall very good condition. 2 birds with black faces and wings, white breasts and blue legs swimming and catching fish. Drawn and lithographed by John and Elizabeth Gould, printed by Hullmandel. From John Gould's "Birds of Australia." .

$375.00

Lampornis Mango.  [The Mango]
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Lampornis Mango. [The Mango]

By HUMMINGBIRDS) Gould, J. and H.C. Richter (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by Hullmandel & Walton.. Published between 1880- 1887.. Hand colored lithograph with accompanying text sheet, sheet size 21 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches. Occasional very light soiling (at lower left just above title). Charming depiction of two multicolored hummingbirds with two chicks in a nest on leafy branches with pink/lavender flowers. From "A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds" the Supplement volume issued by Henry Sotheran & Co. after John Gould's death. .

$650.00

Hydrochelidon Leucopareia [Whiskered Tern]
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Hydrochelidon Leucopareia [Whiskered Tern]

By BRITAIN) Gould, J. & H. C. Richter (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by Walter.. Ca. 1862- 1873.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches (37 x 55 cm) with accompanying text page. Very good condition: very small losses to corners. Two attractively marked seabirds, portrayed swimming. From John Gould's "Birds of Great Britain." .

$235.00

Euthyrhynchus Flavigula, Schlegel.  [Yellow-tailed Brown Honey-eater]
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Euthyrhynchus Flavigula, Schlegel. [Yellow-tailed Brown Honey-eater]

By NEW GUINEA) Hart, W. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by Mintern Bros.. Published between: 1875- 1888.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 21 1/2 x 14 inches, overall light time toning to paper, 3 short edge tears, one repaired on verso with tape, tiny paper loss at corners (which would not be visible when matted, it is well outside the printed area). Beautifully detailed and subtly handcolored image of two birds on a branch , one extracting nectar from the flowering vine. Drawn and lithographed by W. Hart, printed by Mintern Brothers. From "The Birds of New Guinea," the last of John Gould's famous series of ornithological works; this work was reviewed in the Auk magazine as a "magnificent contribution to ornithology." R. Bowdler Sharpe took over as editor of this work after Gould's death in 1881. .

$400.00

Aulacorhamphus Caeruleogularis, Gould.  [Blue-throated Groove-bill]
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Aulacorhamphus Caeruleogularis, Gould. [Blue-throated Groove-bill]

By TOUCANS) Gould & Richter (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by Hullmandel & Walton.. Published between 1852- 1854.. Lithograph, handcolored, on sheet 21 1/2 x 14 inches. Overall light foxing, light embossing from clips at top edge, remains of three small pieces of tape at top edge of verso. With accompanying text sheet. A stunningly rich image from the second edition of John Gould's magnificent "A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of Toucans." .

$1650.00

Little Cormorant.  Carbo pygmaeus; (Temm)
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Little Cormorant. Carbo pygmaeus; (Temm)

By EUROPE) Gould, J. & E. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by C. Hullmandel. Published between: 1832- 1837.. Lithograph, handcolored, on sheet 14 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches. A few short edge tears, lower edge untrimmed. There is extraordinary subtlety in the coloring of this bird: the feathers are a inky bluish black with gray tones interspersed contrasting with the leathery quality of the black feet. From John Gould's "The Birds of Europe." .

$325.00

Phoenicura Cinclorhyncha  (as identified on the plate, actually Petrocincla cinclorhynca)
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Phoenicura Cinclorhyncha (as identified on the plate, actually Petrocincla cinclorhynca)

By HIMALAYA MOUNTAINS) Gould, E. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by Hullmandel.. 1831.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size approximately 21 x 14 1/4 inches (53 x 36 cm), with accompanying text page. Good condition: faint spotting in image area, right edge trimmed unevenly. An attractive blue, black and deep orange/brown bird. From Gould's first published work, 'A century of birds hitherto unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains.' Plates from this work are recognizable from their uncolored backgrounds, an effect which sets the birds off beautifully and accents the attractiveness of the lithographic process. .

$235.00

Ianthothorax Benzbachi, Buttik.  [Bensbach's Bird of Paradise]
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Ianthothorax Benzbachi, Buttik. [Bensbach's Bird of Paradise]

By BIRDS OF PARADISE) Keulemans, J.G. & Hart (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by Mintern Bros.. Published between 1891- 1898.. Lithograph, handcolored, on sheet 22 x 15 inches. There is a thin line of tape along the top edge of the sheet well outside the image area, very very light foxing only noticeable on the verso, very good condition. Two beautiful multicolored birds on leafy branches with purple berries. From the Monograph of the Birds of Paradise produced by R. Bowdler Sharpe continuing the work of John Gould. .

$650.00

Pomerine Gull.  Lestris pomerinus. Temm..k
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Pomerine Gull. Lestris pomerinus. Temm..k

By EUROPE) Gould, J. & E. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by C. Hullmandel. Published between: 1832- 1837.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 14 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches. Lower edge untrimmed, several short edge tears, pinholes in upper left corner well outside image area. Two birds, one various shades of brown, one brown, black, white and yellow, both with yellow beaks. From John Gould's "The Birds of Europe." .

$350.00

Cinereous Shearwater.  Puffinus cinereus? (Steph)
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Cinereous Shearwater. Puffinus cinereus? (Steph)

By Gould, J. & E. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by Hullmandel.. Ca. 1832 - 1837.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 14 x 21 inches (36 x 53 cm). Left margin of sheet unevenly cut, two tears at upper edge, one approximately one inch (would not show when matted). Pair of sea birds on rocks, one standing, dark brown with white underbody and green webbed feet, one dark brown seated. .

$225.00

Scops Zorca.  [Scops Eared Owl]
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Scops Zorca. [Scops Eared Owl]

By BRITAIN) Gould, J. & H.C. Richter (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by Walter.. Published between: 1862- 1873.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 22 x 15 inches. Toning at edges from old mat (there are two lines, one just barely visible), very light foxing mostly noticeable on the verso, 5/8 inch tear at right edge, tape residue at upper edge of verso (no discoloration). Two brown owls on a leafy branch, one with a multicolored moth in its beak. From John Gould's "The Birds of Great Britain." A charming image. .

$450.00

Rhamphomicron Olivaceum, Lawr
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Rhamphomicron Olivaceum, Lawr

By HUMMINGBIRD) Gould, J. and W. Hart (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by Walter.. Published between 1880 and 1887.. Hand colored lithograph, sheet size 22 x 15 inches. Two small spots in image, a few short edge tears, tape residue at top edge. Charming depiction of two hummingbirds sitting on a leafy branch, one of which has green, red and purple feathers on its throat. From John Gould's "A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. Supplement". .

$200.00

Velvet Scoter.  Oidemia fusca; (Flem)
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Velvet Scoter. Oidemia fusca; (Flem)

By EUROPE) Gould, J. & E. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by C. Hullmandel. Published between: 1832- 1837.. Lithograph with original handcolor with accompanying text sheet, image size approx. 13 x 15 inches on sheet 14 x 21 1/2 inches. A few short edge tears, one repaired with Japanese paper, 1 1/2 inch mark on duck (color has been scratched), one chip to top edge outside of image, paper loss to bottom edge (where print has been poorly removed from binding) almost touching letters, some light spotting particularly at lower right corner (most spots are pinpoint size). A black duck with white stripe on wing. From the text page; "the present species retires within the Arctic Circle during the summer, and regularly migrates to the southern seas on where it feeds upon muscles, mollusca, &c., which it always obtains by diving. It is very abundant in the Arctic regions of Asia, and is reported to breed upon the banks of the larger rivers in Denmark, Russia, Kamtschatka and Siberia; it is also found in America". From "The Birds of Europe." .

$300.00

Alpine Accentor.  Accentor Alpinus; (Bechst:)
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Alpine Accentor. Accentor Alpinus; (Bechst:)

By EUROPE) Gould, J. & E. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by C. Hullmandel.. Published .. Lithograph with original handcolor with accompanying text sheet, on sheet 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Right edge is untrimmed with a small piece of tape attached well outside image area, very soft creasing to right corners, a few scattered tiny spots. A bright clean image of a male and a female bird on a branch. From the text sheet: "The crown and upper surface grey brown, the feathers on the back having their centres darker; scapularies and tertials deep brown edged with chestnut brown; greater and lesser wing-coverts black with a white space on the tip; quills blackish brown, with lighter edges; flanks chestnut brown, each feather being edged with greyish white; tail dark brown, each feather having a yellowish white spot on the inner web at the tip; legs light flesh brown,...The figures are of the natural size. From John Gould's "Bird's of Europe." .

$225.00

Mareca Penelope. [Eurasian Wigeon].
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Mareca Penelope. [Eurasian Wigeon].

By DUCK - ASIA / EUROPE) Gould, John and H.C. Richter (drawn and lithographed).

No date. [ 1873].. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 14 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches. Overall toning to paper, dampstaining at left half of lower edge reaching to level of text lines, small foxed spot at lower right corner and tiny spot at upper left, image itself if clean and the color still bright. With a damaged text sheet. Now reclassified as Anas Penelope, the distribution of this duck covers "the whole of the northern and temperate regions of the Old World, from Iceland in the west to Japan in the east...In China, in India, and in Southern Europe it also occurs during summer as numerously as with us." .

$375.00

Emberiza Pusilla, Pall.  (Dwarf Bunting)
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Emberiza Pusilla, Pall. (Dwarf Bunting)

By ASIA) Gould, J. and H.C. Richter (drawn and lighographed by)

Printed by Walter.. Published between: 1849-- 1883.. Lithograph, handcolored, accompanying text sheet, image size approx. 15 x 11 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 14 inches. 1 inch tear at right edge, repaired with Japanese paper, tape marks at top edge, all outside image area, image is clean and bright. Two spotted brown birds with white breasts and orange heads. Drawn and lithographed by John Gould and H.C. Richter, printed by Walter. Accompanying text states; "This is one of the most ubiquitous Buntings in existence; for it is spread far and wide over the northern portion of the Old World, being found in China, in the Amoorland, the Himalayas, the Daurian Alps..." From John Gould's "Birds of Asia". .

$285.00

Rhipidura Fuscoruea, Sclater.  [Timor-haut Fantail Flycatcher]
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Rhipidura Fuscoruea, Sclater. [Timor-haut Fantail Flycatcher]

By NEW GUINEA) Hart, W. (drawn and lithographed by)

Printed by C. Hullmandel.. Published between: 1875- 1888.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 21 1/2 x 14 inches, overall light time toning to paper, 6 short edge tears, tiny paper loss at lower left corner (which would not be visible when matted it is well outside the printed area). Beautifully detailed and subtly handcolored image of two birds on a leafy branch. Drawn and lithographed by W. Hart, printed by Walter. From "The Birds of New Guinea," the last of John Gould's famous series of ornithological works; this work was reviewed in the Auk magazine as a "magnificent contribution to ornithology." R. Bowdler Sharpe took over as editor of this work after Gould's death in 1881. .

$350.00