Zoology of Egypt: The Fishes of the Nile.
London, Hugh Rees, 1907. 2 volumes. Folio (318 x 260mm). pp. li, 578, xviii, with maps, photos andfigures in the text and 97 fine lithographed plates of which many double-page and 2 coloured. Publisher's gilt green cloth.
First major contribution to the fishes of the Nile. Earlier work on this subject had been done by French naturalists who accompanied Napoleon's army to Egypt. The present work forms volume 3 and 4 of Anderson's series on the 'Zoology of Egypt'. George Albert Boulenger (1858-1937) was a Belgian-British zoologist who worked at the British Museum. Boulenger was famous for his monographs on amphibians, lizards and other reptiles and fishes as well as his monographs on the fishes of Africa. 'The importance of this material, which, so far as the Nile species are concerned, is enumerated in this volume, will be realized from the fact that 192 species dealt with are described from 14,107 examples, 11,068 of which form part of the Mr. Loat's collection' (Preface). The excellent plates are by J. Green and P. Smith. Nissen ZBI, 492.
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