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GOULD, JOHN [AND RICHARD BOWDLER SHARPE]. [COVER-TITLE:] MONOGRAPH OF THE PITTIDAE. LONDON: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1 OCTOBER 1880 [-1881].
LARGE FOLIO, 560 X 385MM. (22 1/8 X 15 1/8IN.), ORIGINAL CLOTH-BACKED BOARDS, UPPER COVER WITH TITLE AND PICTORIAL VIGNETTE, AN UNPUBLISHED FRONT WRAPPER (OR PROOF OF SAME), 735 X 535MM. (28 7/8 X 21 1/8IN.), FOR THE PROJECTED PART II FOLDED HORIZONTALLY AND LOOSELY LAID IN, VERY SLIGHT WEAR TO EXTREMITIES OF BOARDS.
PART I AND THE LETTERPRESS FOR PART II (EACH ENTRY SIGNED "[R.B.S.]", ALL PUBLISHED. 10 HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES BY GOULD AND J.C. RICHTER, AND GOULD AND W. HART PRINTED BY WALTER.
FOUR PARTS WERE PROJECTED FOR THIS WORK WHICH WAS ABANDONED AFTER
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