GRAY, John Edward (1800-1875) and John RICHARDSON (1787-1865), editors. The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross during the years 1839 to 1843: Birds by George Robert Gray and R. Bowdler Sharpe. London: E. W. Janson, 1846-1875.
4 (297 x 243mm). 37 hand-coloured lithgographic plates, 8 by and after Joseph Wolf, printed by Hullmandel or Hullmandel and Walton. (Occasional light thumb-soiling, a few spots.) Contemporary green half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt with red morocco lettering-pieces.
The ornithological section of the report of this expedition to New Zealand and the Antarctic regions is divided into two parts, the first written by G. R. Gray, and published in 1844-1845, while the appendix by R. B. Sharpe did not appear until 1875. This ends with a list of the plates 'originally issued' and those 'now issued', the latter by Joseph Wolf. Anker 185; Nissen IVB 390; Wood p. 536; Zimmer p. 521.