Icones avium, or, Figures and descriptions of new and interesting species of birds from various parts of the globe
Figures and descriptions of new and interesting species of birds
Gould, John 1804-1881
, author, illustrator, lithographer
Gould, Elizabeth 1804-1841
, illustrator, lithographer
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph, 1789-1850
, printer of plates
Richard and John Edward Taylor (Firm),
[London], Published by the author, 20, Broad Street, Golden Square, August, 1837-August, 1838
Cover titles (taken from original printed wrappers which are bound in).
No more published.
"This work was interrupted by Gould's departure for Australia in search of material for his work on the birds of that region, and was never resumed. Certain of the species were described in papers read in advance before the Zoological Society of London, but in most cases these descriptions were never published in the 'Proceedings' of that body." --Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library.
Each plate accompanied by leaf of descriptive letterpress.
Plates signed: Drawn from nature and on stone by J. & E. Gould; printed by Hullmandel.
Contents: Part I. Eurylaimus (Crossodera) Dalhousiae. Todus multicolor. Ianthocincla phoenicea. Calliope pectoralis. Microura squamata. Paradoxornis flavirostris. Pteroglossus (Selenidera) Gouldii. Numida vulturina. Ortyx plumifera. Cursorius rufus. -- Part II. Monograph of the Caprimulgidae. Part I. Amblypterus anomalus. Nyctidromus Derbyanus. Semeïophorus (Macrodipteryx?) vexillarius. Lyncornis cerviniceps. Lyncornis macrotis. [Lyncornis] temminckii. Batrachostomus auritus. Nyctibius pectoralis.
Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library | pages 254-255
Anker, J. Bird books and bird art, | 172
Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher, | 375
Descriptions in English and Latin.
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