Collection: John Gould

John Gould masterminded one of the most outstanding bodies of work ever produced in the field of ornithology.


Following his death in 1881, Henry Sotheran Limited, already involved in publishing some of Gould's later works, bought his entire estate which included a number of black and white lithographs with the pattern plates used for the hand-colouring. This put Henry Sotheran in the unique position of carrying on the hand-colouring of the original 19th century lithographs according to Gould's exacting standards. These later hand-coloured plates sell for around half the price of the original colour equivalents.


Over a century after Henry Sotheran's felicitous acquisition, we remain the world's leading dealers in Gould's magnificent original hand-coloured lithographs.

431 products
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Water Ouzel, or Dipper. (Cinclus aquaticus.)
    Water Ouzel, or Dipper. (Cinclus aquaticus
    Regular price
    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Richard's Pipit. (Anthus richardi.)
    Richard's Pipit. (Anthus richardi
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    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Marsh Harrier, Adult. (Circus Aeruginosus.)
    Marsh Harrier, Adult. (Circus Aeruginosus
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    £425.00
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    £425.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Grey-headed Wagtail. (Budytes Flava.)
    Grey-headed Wagtail. (Budytes Flava
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Grey Wagtail, Summer plumage. (Calobates Sulphurea.)
    Grey Wagtail, Summer plumage. (Calobates Sulphurea
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    £400.00
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    £400.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Greenshank. (Glottis Canescens.)
    Greenshank. (Glottis Canescens
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Black-bellied Water Ouzel. (Cinclus Melanogaster.)
    Black-bellied Water Ouzel. (Cinclus Melanogaster
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • WOLF, J and H. C. RICHTER. Hooded Crow. (Corvus Cornix.)
    Hooded Crow. (Corvus Cornix
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • WOLF, J & HART, W. Iceland Gull. (Larus Islandicus.)
    Iceland Gull. (Larus Islandicus
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and HART, W. Green Woodpecker, or Yaffle [Young.] (Gecinus Viridis.)
    Green Woodpecker, or Yaffle [Young.] (Gecinus Viridis
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and HART, W. Cuckoo, Young ejecting its nestling Companions. (Cuculus Canorus.)
    Cuckoo, Young ejecting its nestling Companions. (Cuculus Canorus
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. White-winged Lark. (Melanocorypha Leucoptera.)
    White-winged Lark. (Melanocorypha Leucoptera
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    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. White's Thrush. (Oreocincla Aurea.)
    White's Thrush. (Oreocincla Aurea
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. White Wagtail. (Motacilla Alba.)
    White Wagtail. (Motacilla Alba
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    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Tree Creeper. (Certhia Familiaris.)
    Tree Creeper. (Certhia Familiaris
    Regular price
    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Temminck's Stint. (Leimonites temmincki.)
    Temminck's Stint. (Leimonites temmincki
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Swift. (Cypselus Apus.)
    Swift. (Cypselus Apus
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Stock Dove. (Columba Cenas.)
    Stock Dove. (Columba Cenas
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Sky Lark. (Alauda Arvensis.)
    Sky Lark. (Alauda Arvensis
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Sedge Warbler, or Chat. (Calamodyta Phragmitis.)
    Sedge Warbler, or Chat. (Calamodyta Phragmitis
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Savi's Warbler. (Lusciniopsis Luscinioides.)
    Savi's Warbler. (Lusciniopsis Luscinioides
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Ruff and Reeve in the plumage of the first Autumn. (Machetes Pugnax.)
    Ruff and Reeve in the plumage of the first Autumn. (Machetes
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Rock Pigeon. (Columba Livia.)
    Rock Pigeon. (Columba Livia
    Regular price
    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Red-necked Goatsucker. (Caprimulgus Ruficollis.)
    Red-necked Goatsucker. (Caprimulgus Ruficollis
    Regular price
    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Red-breasted Fly-catcher. (Erythrosterna Parva.)
    Red-breasted Fly-catcher. (Erythrosterna Parva
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Raven. (Corvus Corax.)
    Raven. (Corvus Corax
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Pine Grosbeak. (Pinicola Enucleator.)
    Pine Grosbeak. (Pinicola Enucleator
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Pectoral Sandpiper. (Limnocinclus Pectoralis.)
    Pectoral Sandpiper. (Limnocinclus Pectoralis
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Ortolan Bunting. (Glycyspina Hortulana.)
    Ortolan Bunting. (Glycyspina Hortulana
    Regular price
    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Orphean Warbler. (Curruca Orphea.)
    Orphean Warbler. (Curruca Orphea
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Lapland Bunting. (Centrophanes Lapponica.)
    Lapland Bunting. (Centrophanes Lapponica
    Regular price
    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Grasshopper Warbler. (Locustella Avicula.)
    Grasshopper Warbler. (Locustella Avicula
    Regular price
    £350.00
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    £350.00