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SOLD Hammer price: €16000, Estimate: €10000-15000

Important Rarity – Fine Coloured PlatesAustralia: Gould (John) The Birds of Australia, Vol. I only, elephant folio London 1848. First Edn., subscribers leaf, 12pp general index, cii, XIV, plus List of PLates (1 leaf) & 36 full page plates (Complete) with letterpress, blank leaves at end, a.e.g. full dark green mor., multiple tooled gilt borders & turn-downs, spine profusely gilt in panels, two panels lettered. V. good copy. Extremely Rare. Provenance: Maharaja Jam Saheb Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, G.B.E., G.C.S.I., and The Maharajah Jam Sahib of Nawangar Jamnagar, with their bookplates. (1)

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