Dec 07 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2655 -

Sale 2655 - Lot 230

Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 60,000
(NATURAL HISTORY.) John Gould. A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans. [Bound with:] Supplement to the First Edition... Two works bound in one. Uncolored anatomical plate and 53 vividly hand-colored lithographed plates of tropical toucans by Edward Lear and John and Elizabeth Gould. Folio, 21 1/2x14 1/2 inches, richly tooled and lettered publisher's morocco, in need of re-casing and small repairs; plates on guards; scattered foxing, one plate with offset toning. Provenance: French naturalist Alfred Malherbe, with his neat manuscript classification annotations to most plates. London, 1834; 1855