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29 October 1992
GOULD, JOHN and RICHARD BOWDLER SHARPE. A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds, with Supplement. London: Published by the Author [1849-] 1861, Supplement: Henry Sotheran & Co., [1880-] 1887.
6 vols., 553 x 374mm. (21 3/4 x 14 3/4in.), very minor scratches or abrasions to four covers and the spine of vol. 3, slight wear to lower board edges, moderate foxing to 70 plates, some occasional minor foxing elsewhere, the Supplement very clean.
418 hand-colored lithographed plates, many highlighted in gold leaf overpainted with transparent oil and varnish colors, by Gould, H. C. Richter and W. Hart, most printed by Hullmandel & Walton.
GOULD'S "MASTERPIECE... AN INCOMPARABLE CATALOGUE AND COMPENDIUM OF (6)
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