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BLOCH, M.E.
Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, avec les figures dessinées d'après nature. Ouvrage classé par ordres, genres et espèces, d'après le systême de Linné; avec les caractères génériques; par René Richard Castel.
Paris, Chez Deterville, An IX (1801). 10 volumes. 12mo (133 x 80mm). With 160 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt ornamented spines with 2 gilt-lettered green labels, sides with gilt borderlines, gilt edges.

The small 12mo edition of Bloch's famous folio work on fishes, the most sumptuous and beautifully produced work on the subject. The present edition forms vols. 32-41 of the 'Suite à Buffon'. The plates are after Jacques De Sève, one of the most famous natural history artists of the period. "Toutes les planches ont été dessinées de nouveau par J.E. De Sève, dont le talent est connu, et gravées avec un soin particulier sous sa direction" (From the Introduction). Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723-1799) was born in Ansbach and practiced as a physician in Berlin. He devoted himself to natural history, and wrote several works of which this is his most famous. He is considered the most important ichthyologist of the 18th century and his collection of some 1500 fishes from all over the world was the largest collection of fishes of his time. A fine copy. Nissen ZBI, 417.
 


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