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The Natural History of British Fishes, Vols I & II, The Naturalist's Library, Ichthyology Vols IV and VI by Robert Hamilton; Sir William Jardine [editor] - 1st Edition - 1842 - from E C Books (SKU: 031507)

The Natural History of British Fishes, Vols I & II, The Naturalist's Library, Ichthyology Vols IV and VI

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The Natural History of British Fishes, Vols I & II, The Naturalist's Library, Ichthyology Vols IV and VI

by Robert Hamilton; Sir William Jardine [editor]

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Edinburgh: W H Lizars , 1842 A good copy of the 1st edition of VolsI & II of the Natural History of British Fishes in the original publisher's brown cloth binding with 68 hand coloured plates. Part of Jardine's Naturalist's Library but complete in themselves. Both volumes have been rebacked: relaying the original spines with gilt titles, and retaining the original green endpapers. Both bindings are clean, tight and sound with slight fading to board edges. Vol I, 1842, with volume listing; black and white frontispiece portrait of Rondelius; vignette title page; 2 further title pages; advertisement; contents listing; Memoir of Rondelet; text and 34 plates bound at the rear. 313pp. The text pages are largely unopened. There is some brown spotting to text and some pages are brown toned. The plates are brightly and well coloured. There is some toning to plate page edges and the tissue guards have offsetting and spotting. Vol II, 1843, with black and white frontispiece portrait of Humboldt; vignette title page; 2 further title pages; advertisement; contents listing; Memoir of Humboldt; text; and 34 hand coloured plates at the rear. 424pp. The endpapers have a little marking in addition to their repair. The frontispiece and title page have browning. The text has brown spotting - prevalent on some pages, absent from others. The plates are clean and bright. They do not have tissue guards.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
031507
Title
The Natural History of British Fishes, Vols I & II, The Naturalist's Library, Ichthyology Vols IV and VI
Author
Robert Hamilton; Sir William Jardine [editor]
Format/binding
Decorative Cloth
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
W H Lizars
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
Date published
1842
Keywords
marine biology, jardine, naturalists library, victorian natural history, fish, ichthyology
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; Freshwater and Marine Life, including fish and fishing;
Size
12mo
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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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