6. Agassiz (Louis) Histoire Naturelle des Poissons D'Eau Douce de L'Europe Centrale, 4 parts in 3 vol., the collation of the work is as follows: Part 1: [Salmo Et Thymallus], 2 (?of 3) ff., 27ff. of explanation and 27 lithographed plates including 20 hand-coloured; bound with Part 2: [Embryologie des Salmones by C. Vogt], 12 (?of 14) plates including 1 overlay, lacks 3ff. and 7ff. of explanation; Part 3: Embryologie des Salmones by C. Vogt, 4pp., vi, 326pp., 2pp.; Part 4: Anatomie des Salmones by L. Agassiz & C. Vogt, 4pp, 196pp, 14 large folding plates and 4 overlays including 3 hand-coloured, and all with neat stamp of the Royal Society to verso; light foxing throughout, occasional light soiling, parts 1-3 in original wrappers, worn, some soiling, parts 1-2 wrappers repaired, in modern cloth folder, drop-back box and cloth-backed boards respectively, [Nissen 48], large 4to and oblong folio, Neuchâtel, Mém. Soc. Sci. Nat., 1839-45.
est. £1500 – £2000
A near complete copy of one of the rarest works on fishes. The title of this classic ichthyological work suggests otherwise, however it deals with salmon only, and the first 'livraison' is particularly famous for it's fine plates. The finest monograph ever published on salmon.