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Item No. 3835

The Birds of Great Britain by John Gould, published between 1862 qnd 1873: The Spotted Eagle - Aquilla Naevia. An example our large stock of Hand-coloured Lithographs from the First Edition of this most highly acclaimed work of Ornithological study. It comprised 5 Volumes and contained in total 367 Plates at a cost of ?78. 15s. 0d. Apart from its anotomical perfection, each plate is remarkable in that, as Gould himself announced, "Every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand". Each Plate is indeed a Masterpiece.

Height: 21 ins (53 cms), Width: 16 ins (41 cms),

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