By 1837, Gould had already begun work on The Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands when he decided he did not have access to sufficient specimens in England. He determined to voyage out to Australia, in 1838, to further investigate the birdlife there at first hand. He withdrew the first two parts of the earlier work on the understanding that his subscribers would be issued the revised work (which was to become his masterwork, The Birds of Australia), when it became available. Despite his request not all subscribers returned the earlier parts and these are now referred to as the cancelled parts. Plates from those unreturned parts now form the rarest of Gould's works.

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