An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. ; 239 pages; Physical desc. : 239 p. : col. Illus. ; 35 cm. Subject - Birds - Ornithology 3 Kg. 239 pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Dust-jacket reads: John Gould was the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. His Birds of Great Britain, a series of 367 plates issued in five volumes between 1862 and 1873, which make up this collection, was the most comprehensive record of native birds at that date, and an artistic and scientific achievement which today ranks with the greatest works of Bewick or Audubon. The 'bird man', as he liked to be called, had been 'enamoured with nature, and her charming attitudes' at an early age. This romantic enthusiasm combined with scientific and artistic skills and a forceful entrepreneurial personality, led him to produce a total of almost 3,000 hand-coloured lithographs which are eagerly sought by modern collectors. Gould collected the scientific information and drew many of the rough sketches himself. These were then passed on for completion to skilled illustrators-at first his wife Elizabeth, and Edward Lear; and later such artists as Henry Richter, William Hart, and Joseph Wolf. The plates which resulted were a splendid fusion of art and science whose range and subtlety are still unsurpassed. The size of Gould's original volumes and the relatively small numbers in which they were produced, have meant that his work has hitherto been appreciated mainly by professional ornithologists and bibliophiles. Now, almost 100 years after his death, this edition of the complete Birds of Great Britain enables a wider public to see his greatest achievement.
Title: John Gould's Birds
Publisher: New York : A & W Publishers
Publication Date: 1981
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description A & W, 1981. Befriedigend/Good: Durchschnittlich erhaltenes Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit Gebrauchsspuren, aber vollständigen Seiten. / Describes the average WORN book or dust jacket that has all the pages present. Seller Inventory # M00894790889-G
Book Description Book Sales, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. This is a used book. It may contain highlighting/underlining and/or the book may show heavier signs of wear . It may also be ex-library or without dustjacket. Seller Inventory # mon0002723159
Book Description A & W Publishers, NY, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: VG Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: VG minus Dj. Very good plus no markings light wear in a lightly used jacket. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # 044530
Book Description Book Sales. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0894790889I3N10
Book Description Chartwell Books, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Very good hardcover in dust jacket. Top and fore edge spotted with a few slight water stains to edges of pages. More than three hundred color illustrations show various species of native British birds in characteristic poses. Oversize-extra postage may be requested. Seller Inventory # R1501134
Book Description Chartwell Books, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. No Additional Printings Listed. NOT an ex library book. Clean interior pages. Dust jacket has 1/4" tears, no chips. Large heavy book, international and priority shipping prohibitive. Seller Inventory # 115406
Book Description A & W Publishers, Inc., New York, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. spine repaired. dust jacket shows some wear on edges and back cover is repaired but still shows some damage. back cover slightly damaged underneath location of tear on the jacket. Contents are very good. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 001375
Book Description Book Sales, 1988. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0894790889-2-4
Book Description Chartwell Books, Inc., 1981. Reprint. Hardcover. folio. 239pp. Tight. Brief gift inscription inside front cover. Near Fine in Fine D/j. Seller Inventory # 121882
Book Description Book Sales, 1988. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0894790889_4