Skip to content
AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED | EXPERT ADVICE
AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED

John Gould

Shop rare books and prints by John Gould, not only one of the most distinguished ornithologists of the nineteenth century but also a brilliant artist and a highly skilled publisher.

Over a period of fifty years, John Gould dominated the field of ornithological discovery, and produced folio works of unrivalled beauty and scholarship. Gould conceived, researched (often by extensive travel in hazardous conditions) and wrote each work. For the lithographic plates, he composed the subjects, did rough drawings of great perception, and personally supervised the completion of the plate by his wife and other artists. Having brought the work into being, he subscribed, distributed, and sold the copies to the most discriminating audience of the day - from royalty to the leading natural history institutions and scholars in Great Britain, Europe, America, and Australia. All ornithologists are not artists. Many artists are not successful businessmen.

The accomplishments of John Gould (1804 to 1881) were truly monumental. No other ornithologist has ever exceeded (or will ever exceed) the number of Gould’s ornithological discoveries and the magnitude and splendour of his folio publications’ (Gordon Sauer, John Gould the bird man).

Embark on a journey of John Gould's ornithology—explore and acquire these works for your collection at Shapero Rare Books today.

Read More >
Read Less >
  • A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.

    GOULD, John.
    Original price $25,832.00 - Original price $25,832.00
    Original price $0.00
    $25,832.00
    $25,832.00 - $25,832.00
    Current price $25,832.00

    In original parts. Rare example in original parts of John Gould's Partridges of America.Gould was inspired to undertake this study by the sight of ...

    View full details
    Original price $25,832.00 - Original price $25,832.00
    Original price $0.00
    $25,832.00
    $25,832.00 - $25,832.00
    Current price $25,832.00
  • [A Group of Four Parrots].

    GOULD, John.
    Original price $21,858.00 - Original price $21,858.00
    Original price $0.00
    $21,858.00
    $21,858.00 - $21,858.00
    Current price $21,858.00

    John Gould is widely considered as the greatest and most ambitious od all Victorian ornithologists, combining both artistic skill, beauty and anat...

    View full details
    Original price $21,858.00 - Original price $21,858.00
    Original price $0.00
    $21,858.00
    $21,858.00 - $21,858.00
    Current price $21,858.00
  • [A Group of Four Parrots].

    GOULD, John.
    Original price $21,858.00 - Original price $21,858.00
    Original price $0.00
    $21,858.00
    $21,858.00 - $21,858.00
    Current price $21,858.00

    John Gould is widely considered as the greatest and most ambitious of all Victorian ornithologists, combining both artistic skill, beauty and anat...

    View full details
    Original price $21,858.00 - Original price $21,858.00
    Original price $0.00
    $21,858.00
    $21,858.00 - $21,858.00
    Current price $21,858.00
  • Rufous Backed Egret.

    LEAR, Edward and John GOULD.
    Original price $4,968.00 - Original price $4,968.00
    Original price $0.00
    $4,968.00
    $4,968.00 - $4,968.00
    Current price $4,968.00

    "The most remarkable bird drawings ever made". Edward Lear is one of the greatest ornithological artists of all time. His contributions to John Gou...

    View full details
    Original price $4,968.00 - Original price $4,968.00
    Original price $0.00
    $4,968.00
    $4,968.00 - $4,968.00
    Current price $4,968.00
  • Chalcophasis Sclateri.

    GOULD, John; W. Hart.
    Original price $2,319.00 - Original price $2,319.00
    Original price $2,319.00
    $2,319.00
    $2,319.00 - $2,319.00
    Current price $2,319.00

    From "Birds of Asia".Original hand-coloured lithograph. Tear on edges but otherwise good condition.

    Original price $2,319.00 - Original price $2,319.00
    Original price $2,319.00
    $2,319.00
    $2,319.00 - $2,319.00
    Current price $2,319.00
  • Imperial Eagle.

    GOULD, John; Elizabeth Gould.
    Original price $1,988.00 - Original price $1,988.00
    Original price $1,988.00
    $1,988.00
    $1,988.00 - $1,988.00
    Current price $1,988.00

    From the "Birds of Europe".Hand-coloured lithograph, crease down right hand side.From "The Birds of Europe".

    Original price $1,988.00 - Original price $1,988.00
    Original price $1,988.00
    $1,988.00
    $1,988.00 - $1,988.00
    Current price $1,988.00
  • Cacatua Triton.

    GOULD, John; W. Hart.
    Original price $1,325.00 - Original price $1,325.00
    Original price $1,325.00
    $1,325.00
    $1,325.00 - $1,325.00
    Current price $1,325.00

    From the "Birds of New Guinea".John Gould is widely considered as the greatest and most ambitious of all Victorian ornithologists, combining both ...

    View full details
    Original price $1,325.00 - Original price $1,325.00
    Original price $1,325.00
    $1,325.00
    $1,325.00 - $1,325.00
    Current price $1,325.00
  • Cacatua Triton.

    GOULD, John; W. Hart.
    Original price $1,325.00 - Original price $1,325.00
    Original price $0.00
    $1,325.00
    $1,325.00 - $1,325.00
    Current price $1,325.00

    From "Birds of Australia".John Gould is widely considered as the greatest and most ambitious of all Victorian ornithologists, combining both artis...

    View full details
    Original price $1,325.00 - Original price $1,325.00
    Original price $0.00
    $1,325.00
    $1,325.00 - $1,325.00
    Current price $1,325.00
  • Black-Winged Kite.

    GOULD, John; GOULD, Elizabeth.
    Original price $1,259.00 - Original price $1,259.00
    Original price $1,259.00
    $1,259.00
    $1,259.00 - $1,259.00
    Current price $1,259.00

    From "The Birds of Europe".Lithograph with hand-colour, crease down right hand side. 54cm by 37.5cm.

    Original price $1,259.00 - Original price $1,259.00
    Original price $1,259.00
    $1,259.00
    $1,259.00 - $1,259.00
    Current price $1,259.00
  • Pteroglossus Viridis - Green Aracari.

    GOULD, John; LEAR, Edward.
    Original price $1,127.00 - Original price $1,127.00
    Original price $1,127.00
    $1,127.00
    $1,127.00 - $1,127.00
    Current price $1,127.00

    Original lithograph with fine later hand-colouring for the "Family of Toucans". Good condition.

    Original price $1,127.00 - Original price $1,127.00
    Original price $1,127.00
    $1,127.00
    $1,127.00 - $1,127.00
    Current price $1,127.00
  • Ash-Coloured Harrier.

    GOULD, John; Elizabeth Gould.
    Original price $1,127.00 - Original price $1,127.00
    Original price $1,127.00
    $1,127.00
    $1,127.00 - $1,127.00
    Current price $1,127.00

    From "The Birds of Europe".Hand-coloured lithograph, crease down right hand side and paper loss to middle of title.

    Original price $1,127.00 - Original price $1,127.00
    Original price $1,127.00
    $1,127.00
    $1,127.00 - $1,127.00
    Current price $1,127.00
  • Trogon Ambiguus. Doubtful Trogon.

    GOULD, John; Elizabeth Gould.
    Original price $994.00 - Original price $994.00
    Original price $994.00
    $994.00
    $994.00 - $994.00
    Current price $994.00

    From the "Family of Trogons".Original lithograph with fine hand-colour. good condition.

    Original price $994.00 - Original price $994.00
    Original price $994.00
    $994.00
    $994.00 - $994.00
    Current price $994.00
  • Trogon Massena.

    GOULD, John; Elizabeth Gould.
    Original price $994.00 - Original price $994.00
    Original price $994.00
    $994.00
    $994.00 - $994.00
    Current price $994.00

    From the "Family of Trogons".Original lithograph with fine hand-colour.

    Original price $994.00 - Original price $994.00
    Original price $994.00
    $994.00
    $994.00 - $994.00
    Current price $994.00
  • Branta Rufina [Red-crested Duck].

    GOULD, John; H. C. Richter.
    Original price $862.00 - Original price $862.00
    Original price $0.00
    $862.00
    $862.00 - $862.00
    Current price $862.00

    JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881John Gould is widely considered the greatest and most ambitious of all Victorian ornithologists, combining both artistic ski...

    View full details
    Original price $862.00 - Original price $862.00
    Original price $0.00
    $862.00
    $862.00 - $862.00
    Current price $862.00
  • Platycercus Haematogaster [Parakeet].

    GOULD, John; Elizabeth Gould.
    Original price $862.00 - Original price $862.00
    Original price $862.00
    $862.00
    $862.00 - $862.00
    Current price $862.00

    Lithograph with fine later hand-colour. Good condition.For the "Birds of New Guinea".

    Original price $862.00 - Original price $862.00
    Original price $862.00
    $862.00
    $862.00 - $862.00
    Current price $862.00
  • Astur Melanochlamys.

    GOULD, John; W. Hart.
    Original price $862.00 - Original price $862.00
    Original price $862.00
    $862.00
    $862.00 - $862.00
    Current price $862.00

    Lithograph with fine later hand-colour.

    Original price $862.00 - Original price $862.00
    Original price $862.00
    $862.00
    $862.00 - $862.00
    Current price $862.00
  • Pteroglossus Viridis - Toucan

    GOULD, John; Elizabeth Gould.
    Original price $795.00 - Original price $795.00
    Original price $795.00
    $795.00
    $795.00 - $795.00
    Current price $795.00

    Original lithograph with fine later hand-colouring for the "Ramphastidae or Family of Toucans".

    Original price $795.00 - Original price $795.00
    Original price $795.00
    $795.00
    $795.00 - $795.00
    Current price $795.00
  • Paradisea Papuana.(Young Male and Female).

    GOULD, John; W. Hart.
    Original price $769.00 - Original price $769.00
    Original price $769.00
    $769.00
    $769.00 - $769.00
    Current price $769.00

    For the "Birds of New Guinea".Lithograph with fine later hand-colour. Good condition.

    Original price $769.00 - Original price $769.00
    Original price $769.00
    $769.00
    $769.00 - $769.00
    Current price $769.00
  • Lophorhina Minor.

    GOULD, John; W. Hart.
    Original price $769.00 - Original price $769.00
    Original price $769.00
    $769.00
    $769.00 - $769.00
    Current price $769.00

    For the "Birds of New Guinea".Lithograph with fine later hand-colour. Good condition.

    Original price $769.00 - Original price $769.00
    Original price $769.00
    $769.00
    $769.00 - $769.00
    Current price $769.00
  • Pteroglossus Inscriptus - Toucan.

    GOULD, John; Elizabeth Gould.
    Original price $729.00 - Original price $729.00
    Original price $729.00
    $729.00
    $729.00 - $729.00
    Current price $729.00

    Original lithograph with fine later hand-colouring for the "Ramphastidae or Family of Toucans". good condition

    Original price $729.00 - Original price $729.00
    Original price $729.00
    $729.00
    $729.00 - $729.00
    Current price $729.00

You've viewed  of 38 items

Your cart is empty

Continue shopping

Basket