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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 and Biblio.com

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]

Condition: Good/N


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.
Multi-volume Set

  • 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: 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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