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Gould, John (1804-1881); H.C. Richter; Walter, Imp.
Limosa Melanura, Leisl. [ Black-tailed Godwit.]]. from "The Birds of Great Britain". First edition.
London: John Gould, 1868. Original handcolored lithograph on rag paper. 370 x 545 mm. Very good. Matted. Claus Nissen, Die Illustrierten Vogel-Buecher, no. 372; Sachervell Sitwell, Fine Bird Books, 1700-1900, Atlantic Monthly Press, p. 102..The Dates of Publication of Some of the Zoological Works of the Late John Gould, F.R.S. By Frederick Herschel Waterhouse, dates as 1868 and as plate 50.. A pair of Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa). The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand Experise by Sylvie COLLIGNON, SFEP 45, rue Sainte Anne - 75001 PARIS France. .
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