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Birds of Great Britain (1862-73) was Gould's pride and joy. In it he fully developed his aesthetic style, and he also introduced nests and young on a large scale (this was his justification for repeating may of the birds previously seen in the Birds of Europe). He anticipated that it would be popular, so produced 750 copies of the work, and he certainly judged his market correctly. These beautifully delineated images are still deservedly popular.

H.C. Richter after J. Gould. Little Ringed…

H.C. Richter after J. Gould.
Little Ringed Plover. (Aegialitis minor.)

H.C. Richter after J. Gould. Purple Sandpiper.

H.C. Richter after J. Gould.
Purple Sandpiper. (Arquatella maritima.)

H.C. Richter after J. Wolf. Little Bustard.

H.C. Richter after J. Wolf.
Little Bustard. (Otis tetrax.)

H.C. Richter after W. Hart. Kentish Plover.

H.C. Richter after W. Hart.
Kentish Plover. (Aegialophilus cantianus.)

Richter after Gould Andalusian Turnix [Little…

Richter after Gould
Andalusian Turnix [Little Button Quail] (Turnix africanus.)

Richter after Gould Andalusian Turnix [Little…

Richter after Gould
Andalusian Turnix [Little Button Quail]

Richter after Gould Grey Phalarope (winter…

Richter after Gould
Grey Phalarope (winter plumage) (Phalaropus fulicarius.)

Richter after Gould Grey-headed Wagtail

Richter after Gould
Grey-headed Wagtail (Budytes flava.)

W. Hart after J. Gould. Knot.

W. Hart after J. Gould.
Knot. (Tringa canutus.)

W. Hart after J. Gould. Spotted Sandpiper.

W. Hart after J. Gould.
Spotted Sandpiper. (Actitis macularius.)


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