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$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
British Fresh-Water Fishes
Author:
Houghton, Rev. W[illiam]
Place:
London
Publisher:
William Mackenzie
Date:
[1879]
Description:
2 vols. in 1. xxvi, 204 pp. Illustrated with 41 chromolithographed plates of British fresh-water fish after drawings from nature by A. F. Lydon; approximately the same number of wood-engraved vignettes serve as headpieces. (Folio) 14½x10¾, period half dark brown morocco & cloth, spine tooled & lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, page edges stained red. First Edition. Beautiful series of brilliant color plates, mostly of game fish. Six of the wood engraved scenes have been nicely hand-colored.
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Condition:
Light scuffing, spine and extremities rubbed, lower joints starting, some bubbling to lower portion of rear board, soiling; hinges weak, light scattered foxing, else very good, with plates mostly very fine and bright.
 
Item number:
126875
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