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A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of toucans

John Gould (Author, Illustrator), Henry Constantine Richter (Illustrator, Lithographer), George Scharf (Illustrator, Lithographer), Elizabeth Gould (Illustrator), Edward Lear (Illustrator), Richard Owen, Hullmandel & Walton (Printer of plates), Taylor & Francis (Printer), Thordarson Collection
Contains dedication, preface and introduction (26 pages at beginning), list of plates (1 leaf) and 51 full-page hand-colored lithographs, signed: Gould & Richter, del. et lith., Hullmandel & Walton, imp.; each is accompanied by leaf of descriptive letterpress (a few printed on both sides). Four of the plates are copies or free copies of the lithographs in the original edition: Ramphastos culminatus, originally drawn and lithographed by Edward Lear; Ramphastos dicolorus, Aulacoramphus Derbianus (Pteroglossus Derbianus in first edition) and Aulacoramphus haematopygius (Pteroglossus haematopygius in first edition), originally drawn and lithographed by John Gould and Elizabeth Gould. Of the others, 28 are new renderings (a few loosely based on the first edition plates) of the remaining species represented in the first edition, except for one here omitted; 19 represent newly identified species (in one case, newly distinguished). Each is accompanied by leaf of descriptive letterpress, some printed on both sides
Print Book, English, 1854
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Published by the author, 20, Broad Street, Golden Square, London, 1854