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.

429 products
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Dunlin, Summer Plumage. (Pelidna Cinclus.)
    Dunlin, Summer Plumage. (Pelidna Cinclus
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    £495.00
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    £495.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Common Quail. (Coturnix Communis.)
    Common Quail. (Coturnix Communis
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Chiff-Chaff. (Phyllopneuste Rufa.)
    Chiff-Chaff. (Phyllopneuste Rufa
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Carrion Crow. (Corvus Corone.)
    Carrion Crow. (Corvus Corone
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Calandra Lark. (Melanocorypha Calandra.)
    Calandra Lark. (Melanocorypha Calandra
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    £375.00
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    £375.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Bramblefinch. (Fringilla Montifringilla.)
    Bramblefinch. (Fringilla Montifringilla
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Black-headed Bunting. (Euspiza Melanocephala.)
    Black-headed Bunting. (Euspiza Melanocephala
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Black-headed Bunting. (Euspiza Melanocephala.)
    Black-headed Bunting. (Euspiza Melanocephala
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    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Aquatic Warbler. (Calamodyta.)
    Aquatic Warbler. (Calamodyta
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • WOLF, J and HART, W. Herring Gull. (Larus Argentatus.)
    Herring Gull. (Larus Argentatus
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • WOLF, J and H. C. RICHTER. Scoter. (Oidemia Nigra.)
    Scoter. (Oidemia Nigra
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    £550.00
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    £550.00
  • GOULD, John and HART, W. Great Black-backed Gull. (Larus Marinus.)
    Great Black-backed Gull. (Larus Marinus
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    £595.00
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    £595.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Vinous Pipit. (Anthus Spinoletta.)
    Vinous Pipit. (Anthus Spinoletta
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Surf Scoter. (Oidemia Perspicillata.)
    Surf Scoter. (Oidemia Perspicillata
    Regular price
    £475.00
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    £475.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Reed Warbler. (Calamoherpe Arundinacea.)
    Reed Warbler. (Calamoherpe Arundinacea
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Pied Wagtail. (Motacilla Yarrelli.)
    Pied Wagtail. (Motacilla Yarrelli
    Regular price
    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Little Stint. (Actodromas Minuta.)
    Little Stint. (Actodromas Minuta
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    £350.00
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    £350.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Little Bustard. (Otis Tetrax.)
    Little Bustard. (Otis Tetrax
    Regular price
    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Lesser Black-backed Gull. (Larus Fuscus.)
    Lesser Black-backed Gull. (Larus Fuscus
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Harlequin Duck. (Histrionicus Torquatus.)
    Harlequin Duck. (Histrionicus Torquatus
    Regular price
    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Broad-billed Sandpiper. (Limicola pygmaea.)
    Broad-billed Sandpiper. (Limicola pygmaea
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Stork. (Ciconia Alba.)
    Stork. (Ciconia Alba
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    £550.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Little Auk. (Mergulus Alle.)
    Little Auk. (Mergulus Alle
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • GOULD, John and H. C. RICHTER. Gull-billed Tern. (Gelochelidon Anglica.)
    Gull-billed Tern. (Gelochelidon Anglica
    Regular price
    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • W. Hart and J. Gould. Western Swallow-Tail.
    Western Swallow-Tail
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    £395.00
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    £395.00
  • W. Hart and J. Gould. Golden-headed Train-bearer [Golden-headed Quezal].
    Golden-headed Train-bearer [Golden-headed Quezal
    Regular price
    £750.00
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    £750.00
  • W. Hart after J. Gould. Spotted Sandpiper.
    Spotted Sandpiper
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    £450.00
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    £450.00
  • SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Ptilorhis victoriae, Rifle-bird, Queen Victoria's.
    Ptilorhis victoriae, Rifle-bird, Queen Victoria's
    Regular price
    £850.00
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    £850.00
  • SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Ptilorhis paradisea, Rifle-bird, Australian.
    Ptilorhis paradisea, Rifle-bird, Australian
    Regular price
    £850.00
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    £850.00
  • SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Astrapia Splendidissima, Rothschild.
    Astrapia Splendidissima, Rothschild
    Regular price
    £750.00
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    £750.00
  • Richter ater Gould Cashmerian Water Ouzel
    Cashmerian Water Ouzel
    Regular price
    £370.00
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    £370.00
  • Richter after Gould Yellow-headed Wagtail
    Yellow-headed Wagtail
    Regular price
    £370.00
    Sale price
    £370.00