AGASSIZ (LOUIS) Recherches sur les poissons fossiles, atlas volumes 1-5 bound in 2, 1833-45, and another (3)
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AGASSIZ (LOUIS) Recherches sur les poissons fossiles, atlas volumes 1-5 bound in 2, 1833-45, and another (3)
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AGASSIZ (LOUIS)
Recherches sur les poissons fossiles, Atlas vol. 1-5 bound in 2, half-titles, 396 plates lithographed by H. Nicolet (many hand-coloured or folding) [Nissen ZBI 44, citing 394 plates only], 1833-1845; Monographie des poissons fossiles du système dévonien (Old Red Sandstone), Atlas vol., Parts 1-2 only, 26 lithographed plates (some hand-coloured, one folding), original printed parts wrappers bound in, 1844, FIRST EDITIONS, occasional spotting or browning, blindstamp on titles and approximately 6 plates, early half morocco, worn, oblong folio, Neuchatel, de l'auteur, sold as a collection of plates (3)

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  • The atlas volumes of Louis Agassiz's important works on fossil fishes. Agassiz travelled to see in person the fossil fish collections held by museums throughout Europe in order to clarify his understanding of the classifications. He was always accompanied by accomplished draughtsmen who produced the illustrations which form the basis of the plates reproduced in these atlas volumes, all lithographed by H. Nicolet.
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