British and Irish Salmonidae.
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London/ Edinburgh, Williams and Norgate, 1887. 8vo (260 x 175mm). pp. viii, 298, (2), with 12 (9 chromolithographed) plates and 52 figures. Contemporary red calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with 2 gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt border, gilt edges.
One of 25 copies for private circulation only. The present copy is numbered number 2. With a note inserted by the author 'With the author's compliments, Dec. 23/87'. Francis Day (1829-1889) was one of the leading ichthyologists in England. He extensively wrote on Indian fishes and spent many years on the Malabar Coast. The fine plates are by Miss F. Woolward, made after drawings by the author. "The fish were coloured from nature by Miss Florence Woolward, whose accuracy in delineation needs no remark as it speaks for itself" (From the preface). A fine copy.
Dean I, p. 307.