Gould Birds .


John Gould (1804 - 1881) was an English ornithologist and bird artist and the enterprising genius behind the creation of 2999 different hand­ colored lithographic plates of birds and animals. He was born in 1804 on the Dorset coast in England. Gould had no formal university training and considered himself a self-made man Gould had no formal university training and considered himself a self-made man. He gained his ornithological knowledge by observation and experience. Nevertheless his contributions to this science were so vast that in 1843 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. In his pursuit of new and different birds, John Gould traveled to Asia, Australia and the East Indies. His series of natural history plates is considered by many as the finest works of bird illustrations ever presented.
A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons was published by the author in 1858-75. This was one of the favourite bird families of Gould. The beauty of many of the subjects in these prints is enhanced by the addition of backgrounds of tropical flora and smaller birds. "The Trogons may dispute the palm of beauty with the Hummingbirds. Their plumage in certain parts shines with metallic brilliancy, and exhibits all the colours of the rainbow." ( from Gould's introduction).Charles Joseph Hullmandel was an English draughtsman, lithographer and printer who printed the lithographs for many of John Gould’s works.



Trogon gigas (Giant Trogon)
 Antique Lithograph plate from A monograph of the Trogonidae or Family of the Trogons' (1838-75) was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed Condition Issue cut down from the folio sized plate so no printers dedication £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number




Trogon gigas (Giant Trogon)
 Antique Lithograph plate from A monograph of the Trogonidae or Family of the Trogons' (1838-75) was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed Condition Issue`Condition Issue Laid to board, minor foxing starting + later edition £135 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number


Trogon Ambiguus. Doubtful Trogon.1838-75
 Antique Lithograph plate from A monograph of the Trogonidae or Family of the Trogons' (1838-75) was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number




Trogon Collaris./collared trogon.1838-75
 Antique Lithograph plate from A monograph of the Trogonidae or Family of the Trogons' (1838-75) was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number


Haematospiza Sipahi (Sepoy Finch)   found in Nepal
 Antique Lithograph plate  from  John Gould's 'Tropical Birds' was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed  Condition Issue cut down from the folio sized plate so no printers dedication £225 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



Ptilinopus Ewingii [Ewing's Fruit Pigeon].
 Antique Lithograph plate from the "Birds of Australia". JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed  Condition Issue cut down from the folio sized plate so no printers dedication but this one has the title some minute foxing proving its age and very very slight toning and page looks to be trimmed so suspect from a folio copy trimmed smaller by an idiot £235 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



Geopelia tranquilla [Peaceful Ground Dove].
Antique Lithograph plate from the "Birds of Australia". JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed  Condition Issue crease page edge left 1cm £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number

Pteroglossus Hypoglaucus - Grey-breasted Aracari/ Toucan
Antique Lithograph plate from "A Monograph of Family of Toucans", Vol. I . JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed  Condition Issue crease page edge left 1cm  £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number


Delichon nipalensis / Nepal house martin
Antique Lithograph plate from  The Birds of Asia 1849-1883 . JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed  Condition Issue dent to page left base £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



Sparganura Glyceria /  Humming Bird: Purple Tailed Comet.
Antique Lithograph plate from A Monograph of the Trochilidae (Family of Hummingbirds) Published: London 1849-61 1849-1883 . JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed   £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



Platycercus Flaveolus /  Yellow Rosella
Antique Lithograph plate from the "Birds of Australia". JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed  Condition Issue crease page edge left 1cm £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number


Paleornis Derbianus-  Parakeet -  The Earl of Derby's Parakeet
Antique Lithograph plate from  John Gould's 'Tropical Birds' . JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed  Condition Issue crease page edge left 1cm £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



PTERUTHIUS ERYTHROPTERUS  / Himalayan shrike-babbler
 Antique Lithograph plate rom Birds of Asia. . JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed  Condition Issue crease page left  visible in image less obvious when framed £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



Urochroa Bougieri /Hummingbird /  white-tailed hillstar
Antique Lithograph plate 'Tropical Birds', . . JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed  £265 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



Rustic Bunting - Emberiza Rustica:

Antique Lithograph plate f rom  'The Birds of Great Britain', . . JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only. Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed ** On a polished paper rather than rag denoting a later edition** £185 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



Trogon Ambiguus. Mexicanus / mountain trogon
 Antique Lithograph plate from A monograph of the Trogonidae or Family of the Trogons' (1838-75) was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only.Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed** Condition Issue** mount glued down by an idiot so will mark the page . . . yes I am fussy I check ! £185 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



Platycercus Icterotis / Earl of Derby Parakeet or West Australian Parakeet,
Antique Lithograph plate rom  'The Birds of Australia', . . JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only. Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed £185 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number



Blue Bird
Antique Lithograph plate rom  'The Birds of Australia', . . JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 was written and illustrated by taxidermist-come-naturalist and artist, the great John Gould Size  41 x 30 cm Making these prints was technically and artistically demanding. Gould's original sketches were transferred to stone with special pencils or chalk. They were printed by hand from the stones. Each print was originally  hand-coloured, and accented with gum arabic and issued in small sets to subscribers only. Illustrated by John Gould, William Hart and Henry Richter. Printed Hullmandel & Walton. Good paper, reverse side blank.  unmounted some have condition issues which will be listed £155 inc delivery cheaper collected or for a number


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