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La pisciculture et la pêche en Chine . Représentant les principaux instruments de pisciculture et engins de pêche employés par les Chinois et quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons recueillies en Chine. Précédé d'une introduction sur la pisciculture par le Dr. J. L. Soubeiran. Paris, Librairie de G. Masson, 1872.
1872 1872 - Folio. Pp. (vi), x, 195, (1). With 51 lithographed plates (complete). Copy with wide margins. Contemporary brown morocco, ruled in gilt, spine richly gilt with five raised bands, marbled endpapers, corners worn. Provenance: Bibliotheca Tiliana with bookplate and small stamps at beginning and end. First edition of this magnificent work which is the first substantial work on the subject. Dabry de Thiersant was French consul in Shanghai and Canton in the 1860s and an active collector of zoological specimens during this time. His work treats the fishing culture in China including descriptions of fishing gear and different species of fish. Thirty-six of the plates depict numerous illustrations of fishing nets and other equipment, and the other plates illustrate a vast number of various types of fish accompanied with detailed descriptions. Dabry de Thiersant found 850 different species of fish in the Far East, of which many were unknown to European naturalists at the time. Some light staining to the plates but overall a wonderful copy of a scare title. Not in Löwendahl. Cordier BS 1537. Nissen ZB1, 1018. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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