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GOULD, JOHN AND RICHARD BOWDLER SHARPE. THE BIRDS OF ASIA. LONDON: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR 1850-1883.

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GOULD, JOHN AND RICHARD BOWDLER SHARPE. THE BIRDS OF ASIA. LONDON: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR 1850-1883. 7 VOLS., 554 X 373MM. (21 13/16 X 14 11/16IN.), UPPER COVER OF VOL. 3 WITH A SLIGHT FURROW, MINUTE WEAR TO A FEW LOWER BOARD EDGES AND CORNERS ONLY, PLATE 20 OF VOL. 3 WITH REMNANTS OF ADHESION FROM FACING TEXT LEAF, PLATES 16 AND 18 OF VOL. 7 SLIGHTLY CROPPED IN BINDING AND 6 CAPTIONS IN VOL. 7 PARTIALLY LOST IN GUTTERS, 1/2-INCH MARGINAL TEAR TO TEXT LEAF FACING PLATE 16 IN VOL. 7, 42 PLATES WITH MODERATE FOXING, VERY OCCASIONAL MINOR FOXING ELSEWHERE. 530 HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES, BY GOULD, H.C. RICHTER, W. HART, AND JOSEPH WOLF (24 PLATES), PRINTED BY HULLMANDEL & WALTON OR WALTER. THE BIRDS OF ASIA REMAINED UNFINISHED AT THE TIME OF GOULD'S DEATH (7)
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