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Crested Penguin (Eudyptes Chrysocome)
London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (365 x 540 mm.), with letter-press text; very good. The Crested penguin is occasionally found on the shores of Tasmania and the south coast of Australia. Gould borrows from Latham's description who calls it the Hopping Penguin and Jumping Jack due to its leaping out of the water when it meets an obstacle. An attractive original hand coloured lithograph plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia. 'Only 250 copies have been printed, and the drawings have been effaced from stones; of these, 180 were subscribed for, the remaining seventy the author proposes to issue upon the original terms, with the exception, that five or more parts shall be delivered in the course of each year instead of four; the delivery to commence on the 1st of January 1849' (Prospectus).
      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2014-07-29           Check availability:      Biblio    


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