John Gould (1804 - 1881)
An Exceptionally Fine Collection of Ornithological Color Plate Books. Some with the Provenance of J. P. Morgan who purchased the set from Henry Sotheran & Co., on June 15, 1899, and he donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father; each volume has Morganęs commemorative bookplate on the inner front cover. The beautiful plates are in remarkably clean and bright condition, with the bindings in an equally fine state. RESERVE.