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A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of toucans

Author: John GouldElizabeth GouldEdward LearGeorge ScharfGabriel BayfieldAll authors
Publisher: London : Published by the author, 20, Broad Street, Golden Square, 1834 [that is, 1835].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Classification
Field guides
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gould; Elizabeth Gould; Edward Lear; George Scharf; Gabriel Bayfield; Charles Joseph Hullmandel; Richard Owen; Thordarson Collection.
OCLC Number: 5898907
Notes: Originally issued in 3 parts, 1833-1835. Title page dated 1834, as it was originally intended for the work to be complete in 2 parts.
Contains 33 full-page hand-colored lithographs by Edward Lear (10) and John Gould and Elizabeth Gould (23), printed by C. Hullmandel. ("Ramphastos vitellinus" is signed by Lear in the image and dated April 1833, but caption assigns to J. & E. Gould.) Colored by or under the supervision of Gabriel Bayfield; see Jackson, Christine E. Dictionary of bird artists of the world, 1999, page 151. Each is accompanied by leaf of descriptive letterpress, some printed on both sides.
The second edition (1854) contains 51 full-page hand-colored lithographs by John Gould and H.C. Richter. Four of the plates are copies or free copies of the lithographs in this edition: Ramphastos culminatus, originally drawn and lithographed by Edward Lear; Ramphastos dicolorus, Aulacoramphus Derbianus (Pteroglossus Derbianus in this edition) and Aulacoramphus haematopygius (Pteroglossus haematopygius in this edition), originally drawn and lithographed by John Gould and Elizabeth Gould. Of the others, 28 are new renderings (a few loosely based on plates in this edition) of the remaining species represented in this edition, except for one here omitted; 19 represent newly identified species (in one case, newly distinguished).
Twenty of the 1854 plates, representing the newly identified species and one species newly distinguished as two, were reprinted in 1855 with their accompanying letterpress as a supplement to this edition, under title: Supplement to the first edition of A monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of toucans.
Plates preceded by title page, dedication leaf and list of subscribers (3 unnumbered leaves); and Preface, Introduction, Addenda to the introduction, and "Synopsis specierum" (13 pages on 7 unnumbered leaves). Plates divided into two groups, genus Ramphatos and genus Pteroglossus, with each group preceded by unnumbered leaf with notes on the genus. In the second edition (1854), 5 genera are distinguished.
At end, on 2 unnumbered leaves printed on both sides, is "Observations on the anatomy of the toucan," by R. Owen, accompanied by a full-page uncolored lithograph, signed G. Scharf del. et lithog.
Description: [81] leaves : 34 illustrations (33 color) ; 57cm
Other Titles: Ramphastidae, or family of toucans
Birds :
Toucans, trogons
Responsibility: by John Gould, F.L.S.


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