BLOCH (MARC ELIESER) Ichthyologie, ou histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des poissons, parts 1-2, 7-8 and 11-12 (of 12) in 3 vol.
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BLOCH (MARC ELIESER) Ichthyologie, ou histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des poissons, parts 1-2, 7-8 and 11-12 (of 12) in 3 vol.
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BLOCH (MARC ELIESER)
Ichthyologie, ou histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des poissons, parts 1-2, 7-8 and 11-12 (of 12) in 3 vol., translated by J.C. Thibault de Laveaux, half-titles to parts 1-2, engraved vignette on titles, 216 hand-coloured or colour-printed engraved plates by F.G. Berger, G. Bodenehr, C. Darchow, P. Haas, J.F. Henning, C. Ludwig Schmidt, J.G. Schmidt and others after J.F. Henning, Kruger, and others, some heightened in silver, blindstamp on titles and margin of 6 plates, without portrait, later half calf, 2 covers and one spine detached, one spine defective [Nissen ZBI 416], folio (445 x 265mm.), Berlin, chez l'auteur, 1795-1797

Footnotes

  • One of the most beautiful books on fishes ever published, with some of the plates heightened in silver to reflect the metallic sheen of fish scales. The drawings were taken from Bloch's collection of 1500 fish, the largest collection of its time, which he arranged in accordance with the Linnean system.
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