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AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). GOULD, John (1804-1881). A Monograph of the Trogonidae, of Family of Trogons. London: By the Author, 1835-1838. Parts II and III only (of three) in one volume. Folio (21 x 14 inches). Part III with general title-page, dedication, preface and list of the subscribers; all the relevant text to the two parts present. 25 of 36 hand-colored lithographs after John Gould, H.C. Richter, and W. Hart. Contemporary green morocco gilt, with original printed upper covers of the wrappers to the two parts bound in and laid down, all edges gilt. Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of John James Audubon on the original front wrapper to part II, a gift from the author; engraved bookplate of Maria R. Audubon (1843-1925), Audubon's artist daughter, on the verso of the original front wrapper to part II; facsimile note of authentication from Audubon's grandson Leonard B. Audubon on the verso of the front free endpaper; Mr. Hallstrom; bookplate of the Arcadian Library (Natural History Collection), the leading repository of rare books recording the relations and influences between Europe and the Arab and Islamic world, on the front paste-down. John James Audubon's copy, with his ownership inscription signature dated "March 21st 1836. London."