GOULD, John. A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia, and the adjacent islands. London: by the author, January, 1837 - April, 1838.
4 original parts, 8° (280 x 190mm.), 73 hand-coloured lithographed plates by and after Elizabeth Gould, 4 pp. printed prospectus in part I and 8pp. appendix in part IV (some spotting and offsetting). Original cloth-backed printed boards (a little spotted; corners rubbed; volume I joints weak) contained in green cloth box with ties.
VERY SCARCE IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS, COMPLETE WITH PROSPECTUS LEAVES. Gould's first work in connection with Australian birds, issued without title-page, the plates show detailed heads of birds. Nissen IVB 382; Sauer 5; Zimmer p. 254; Ferguson 2271.