The Birds of Australia. John GOULD.
The Birds of Australia
The Birds of Australia
The Birds of Australia
The Birds of Australia
The Birds of Australia
The Birds of Australia
The Birds of Australia
The Birds of Australia

The Birds of Australia

Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1972. Facsimile. Folio : 8 volumes in uniform faux leather binding with bevelled edges and gilt decorations to the corners; top edge dyed; textured e.p.s : Vol 1 : cii, 13 (3) 36 plates with accompanying text; Vol 2 : pp. (10) 104 plates with accompanying text; Vol 3 : pp (8) 97 Vol 4 : pp (8) 104 plates and accompanying text; Vol 4 : pp (8) 104 plates and accompanying text; Vol 5 : pp (8) 92 plates and accompanying text; Vol 6 : pp (8) 82 plates and accompanying text; Vol 7 : pp (8) 85 plates and accompanying text; Vol 8 : pp (4) iv (v-viii) 81 plates and accompanying text. There are two lightly annotated pages of draft text from Pigott's book Birdman of Brisbane laid into Volume 8.


Volume 1 has a couple white scuff marks to the edges of the binding, 2mm mark to fore-edge of text block; Vol 2 light mark to the last free e.p. and narrow strip (5mm) of light marks to fore-edge; Vol 3 has a 1mm mark at plates 62 & 90; Vol 4 the gilding to the spine has faded in places; Vol 5 has one foxmark to the fore edge of the text block ; Vol 6 has a small bloom on the first three pages (2 blanks and Lansdowne t.p.) ; Vol 7 has a pale pink blot (1cm) in the margin of the text for plate 81, a light 3x 1cm stain to the fore-edge of text block at the head and the gilding on the spine is almost completely faded; Vol 8 has faint scattered blooms to first blank, the gilding on spine is faded, a small stain and abrasion to the fore-edge of the text block (1.5x 0.5cm).

This is a heavy item and will require additional postage. Item #1846

From the library of Louis Pigott, author of Birdman of Brisbane: Silvester Diggles and his Ornithology of Australia.

Price: $2,800.00

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