The Birds of Australia Supplement Parts 4 and 5, facsimile edition limited to 500 numbered copies

By Gould, John

SKU# 15074

$ 800.00

Pp. xiv (intro frontis matter), iv, 48; frontispiece portrait of John Gould, frontis matter with 11 color illustrations and 2 maps; monograph contains 24 full page full page color reproductions of the original plates in Gould’s work, each with a descriptive text. Publisher’s original half gray calf leather, lettered in silver on the spine over gray cloth, color pictorial endpapers of birds flying over a marsh with the sun setting, in the original shipping box as issued by the publisher, large folio (22 x 15.5 inches; 560-395 mm). This volume reproduces the very rare supplement to the Birds of Australia. Parts 4 and 5 of the Supplement were first published in 1867 and 1869 in an edition of no more than 238 copies. This facsimile limited edition reproduces faithfully, without alteration or correction, 24 of the original 32 plates and the accompanying text from the Supplement Parts 4 and 5 held by the family of Captain S. A. White. This fine facsimile was limited to 500 numbered copies, this is no. 430. This volume is number 5 in the Facsimile Limited Edition series reproduced from Samuel White’s personal copy.

Publisher Facsimile Limited Edition, State Printer
Publisher Place Netley, South Australia
Date Published 1989
Date Published Estimated No
Number of Volumes
Reprint Yes
Condition Fine
Condition Description A fine (new) copy in the original shipping box.
Limited Edition