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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 Plover.

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.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. American Bittern. (Botaurus lentiginosus.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
American Bittern. (Botaurus lentiginosus.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Arctic Skua. (Stercorarius parasiticus.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Arctic Skua. (Stercorarius parasiticus.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Baillon's crake. (Porzana pygmaea.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Baillon's crake. (Porzana pygmaea.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Bar-tailed Godwit. (Limosa rufa.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Bar-tailed Godwit. (Limosa rufa.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Bittern. (Botaurus stellaris.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Bittern. (Botaurus stellaris.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Black Tailed Godwit. (Limosa melanura.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Black Tailed Godwit. (Limosa melanura.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Black Tern. (Hydrochelidon nigra.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Black Tern. (Hydrochelidon nigra.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Bonaparte's Sandpiper. (Pelidna Bonapartei.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Bonaparte's Sandpiper. (Pelidna Bonapartei.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Broad-billed Sandpiper. (Limicola pygmaea.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Broad-billed Sandpiper. (Limicola pygmaea.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Buff-breasted Sandpiper. (Tryngites rufescens.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper. (Tryngites rufescens.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Carrion Crow (corvus corone).

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Carrion Crow (corvus corone).

H.C. Richter and J. Gould. Dunlin (summer plumage). (Pelidna cinclus.)

H.C. Richter and J. Gould.
Dunlin (summer plumage). (Pelidna cinclus.)


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