Monograph of the Pittidae

GOULD, John. Monograph of the Pittidae.

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GOULD, John. Monograph of the Pittidae. Armadale: Hill House Publishers. 1989.

Folio. Publisher's blue cloth with crest of British Museum Natural History in gilt to front; 10 plates; fine.
No. 296 of a limited edition of 300. Facsimile of the Natural History Museum's copy of the last of Gould's works to be published during his lifetime. It was finished by Richard Bowdler Sharpe. The birds featured are the pittas, plump, small but very colourful birds that are mainly from south-east Asia.