RICHARDSON (JOHN) Icones Piscium or Plates of Rare Fishes, Part I [all published], 1843
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RICHARDSON (JOHN) Icones Piscium or Plates of Rare Fishes, Part I [all published], 1843
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RICHARDSON (JOHN)
Icones Piscium or Plates of Rare Fishes, Part I [all published], 5 hand-coloured engraved plates, stitched into printed wrapper, preserved in fold-over cloth case, 4to, Richard and John E. Taylor, 1843

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  • An extremely fine copy of a very rare work, and the first to specialise on Australian fish. Richardson, best-known as an Arctic explorer, describes twelve fish from the album of James B. Emery, first lieutenant of the Beagle when surveying the west coast of Australia.
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