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A History of British Fishes. Vol. I-II

by Yarrell, William

  • Hardback £150.00
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  • Catalogue No : 48291
  • Published : [1835-]1836
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xxxvii, 408; 472
  • Publisher : John van Voorst
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : c. 400 wood engravings


First edition. William Yarrell (1784-1856) was a zoologist, collector, fellow of the Linnean Society of London, original member of the Zoological Society (founded 1826). Yarrell’s books, A History of British Fishes and The History of British Birds were the prototype of a series of books by other writers, mostly dealing with invertebrates, published by Van Voorst.

Nissen ZBI, 4488.


2 vols, 8vo, cont. full calf, scuffed, some wear; raised bands, gt rules and leather title pieces to spines; marbled endpapers. Recent owner's bookplates (Michael Bryant, Hampshire ornithologist). A good set.

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