A FINE COLLECTION OF WORKS BY JOHN GOULD
A nearly complete set, collected about one hundred years ago in England, of Gould and Sharpe's uniform folio works. The group comprises 12 works in 45 volumes, wanting only the two cancelled parts of The Birds of Australia, both the first edition (with Supplement) and second edition of Toucans, the first edition of Trogons and the Kangaroos.
All large folio, the 45 volumes each measure approximately 550 x 370mm. (21 5/8 x 14 5/8in.). UNIFORMLY BOUND c. 1887-1907 BY ZAEHNSDORF in olive-brown crushed levant morocco, richly gilt, the covers with gilt-tooled floral border surrounding a broad double-fillet gilt panel containing repeated impressions of two different gilt bird