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A Treatise on Fish and Fish-Ponds, by the Hon. Roger North, Illustrated with Eighteen Beautifully Colored Specimens by Ebenezer [sic] Albin
London: J. Goodwin, 239 Upper Thames Street, 1830 - According to the BM Catalogue, these large, beautiful hand-colored plates were first engraved between 1735 & 1740, but only first issued as 'remainders' in 1794 to accompany Eleazar Albin's 'History of Esculent Fish' along with the 'Treatise' by Roger North (1653-1734), first published as 'A Discourse' in 1713. This edition places North's essay before the descriptions of the fish. The BM copy has watermarks dated 1832; the present copy is dated 1830 on the title page and the plate leaves are dated 1824 in the watermarks Plates on paper watermarked and dated Whatman 1824. 4to (12-5/8 x 8-3/4 indhes). With 18 hand-coloured copper plate engravings after Eleazar, Elizabeth, and Fortin Albin. pp. [4], 92. Modern brown cloth. Occasional light foxing to a handful of text leaves. Plates clean and brght, with generous margins. Nissen ZBI 2989; BM Catalogue of Natural History 1448; this edition not in Westwood & Satchell, cf. p. 3 for 1794 edition of Albin [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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