GOULD, John (1804-188). A synopsis of the birds of Australia, and the adjacent islands. London: by the author, 1837-38.
8 (271 x 183mm). 73 hand-coloured lithographic plates by and after Elizabeth Gould, 8pp. 'Description of New Species of Australian Birds' at end. (Repaired tear to title-page). Contemporary green half morocco, spine gilt (extremities lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped).
Gould's first work in connection with Australian birds. It was issued in four parts between January 1837 and April 1838. Ferguson 2271; Nissen IVB 382; Sauer 5; Wood p. 364; Zimmer p.254.