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A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons.

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A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons.

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Stock Code 110311

London, Richard and John E. Taylor, [1836-] 1838.

Gould's second monograph was published in three parts and contained four species of trogons, twelve more than had hitherto been known to science; the majority were inhabitants of America and its islands, although ten were of the Indian islands and India, and one of Africa. These vividly coloured birds were among Gould's favourites: 'Denizens of the intertropical regions of the Old and New World, they shroud their glories in the deep and gloomy recesses of the forest… dazzled by the brightness of the meridional sun, morning and evening twilight is the season for their activity' (Introduction).

First edition; folio (54.5 x 36.5 cm), dedication leaf, list of subscribers, list of plates, 36 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates by John and Elizabeth Gould, heightened with gum arabic; nineteenth-century green morocco gilt by Clyde, spine with raised bands in six compartments, gilt edges, yellow endpapers, some light spotting, mark to upper cover.

Anker 171; Fine Bird Books, p77; Nissen IVB 381; Zimmer p253.
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A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons.

GOULD, John.

Stock code: 110311

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