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A CENTURY OF BIRDS FROM THE HIMALAYA MOUNTAINS

Lot No
28
Description
By John Gould
Publisher : C. Hullmandel
Location : London
Year : 1832
Plates : 80/80
Estimate
Rs. 22,00,000 - 25,00,000

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Name of the book and the author embossed on the cover and spine. This book contains a brief description and zoological names of the 80 species depicted. This printed folio volume became one of the most important biodiversity books of the 19th century. After the publication of this book, John Gould went on to print several volumes on the birds of Europe. He produced this work after the acquisition of a large collection of bird-skins from the Himalaya mountains.

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.