By: Isabella Tree
246 pages, Col illus, b/w illus
Reissue of the classic 1991 biography by Isabella Tree entitled The Ruling Passion of John Gould.
From the publisher: 'John Gould, author and publisher of some of the most magnificent illustrated works on birds ever to have been created, was a genius and a cad. His vast, colourful volumes eclipsed even his American counterpart Audubon in accuracy and art. But John Gould's work was the result of sacrifice and alienation. Through the loyalty and handiwork of his wife and many other artists who often went unacknowledged, Gould cemented his reputation as the sovereign man of birds. Tree reveals a story of discovery, ambition and betrayal - touching on some of the greatest wonders of the Victorian era, from the arrival of the first giraffe in London to Gould's crucial role in Darwin's theory of natural selection.'
There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!
Your orders support book donation projects
They [the books] arrived in wonderful condition and it was a joy to see how well they were protected.
Search and browse over 110,000 wildlife and science products
Multi-currency. Secure worldwide shipping
Wildlife, science and conservation since 1985