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A coloured litho plate depicting a pair of hoopoes from a set of Gould’s Birds of Britain that sold for £36,000 at Dominic Winter.

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The South Cerney copy was in the original 25 parts in their blue-green, cloth backed and printed boards, complete with all 367 coloured litho plates.

One, depicting a pair of hoopoes, or ‘Upupa Epops’ to use the exotic-sounding Linnean designation is shown above.

A few other lots from the Dorros sale were noted in ATG No 2298.