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GOULD, John; H. C. Richter.

Procellaria hasitata [Great Grey Petrel].

Stock Code
59857
Hullmandel &Walton1840
£550

From the 'Birds of Australia'.
JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881

John Gould is widely considered the grearest and most ambitious of all Victorian ornithologists, combining both artistic skill and beauty and anatomical accuracy. Following in the great tradition of Natural History illustrators, such as Barraband and Audubon, Gould enlisted the services of some of the most notable ornithological artists, including Edward Lea, Joseph Wolf and his own wife Elizabeth to compile the most outstanding and comprehensive bodies of work in this field. Comprising of eighteen major works he illustrated the birds of the world, from Asia, New Guinea, Europe, and Great Britain to the Families of Toucans, Trogons and Hummingbirds.

Perhaps the most important and valuable of his works is the 'Birds of Australia', published in London 1840 - 48, with a supplement issued 1851 - 69, from which this work is taken. A contemporary viewer said of this work 'Great as is

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