On the growth of the Salmon in Fresh Water. With six coloured illustrations of the fish, of the natural size, exhibiting its character and exact appearance at various stages during the first two years.
Eur 1,200 / USD 1,300
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London , John van Voorst, 1839. Oblong-folio (310 x 435mm). pp. (2), 3, (1), with 3 fine hand-coloured engraved plates showing 6 salmon. Publisher's printed wrappers, leather spine.
William Yarrell (1784-1856) is best known for his 'The History of British Fishes' and 'A History of British Birds'. The present work on the salmon was issued in a small limited edition and is quite rare. The fine plates are drawn by C. Curtis and are beautifully hand-coloured.
Nissen ZBI, 4489.