Wednesday, 28 March 2012

John Gould's The Birds of Europe expected to bring $75,000+ at Heritage Auctions

NEW YORK, NY.- A stunning first edition of John Gould’s monumental 1832-1837 The Birds of Europe, with Edward Lear’s exquisitely rendered plates of raptors, is expected to bring $75,000+ as one of the top books in Heritage Auctions’ April 11 Rare Books Signature® Auction at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute of America) at 2 East 79th Street (at 5th Ave.). “This is simply a gorgeous set and a complete copy of Gould’s epic work,” said James Gannon, Director of Rare Books at Heritage. “Couple that with Lear’s masterfully rendered plates and you have a wonderful confluence of artistry, technique and production that collectors are certain to appreciate.” 

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