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The fishes of Malabar.
- London, Bernard Quaritch, 1865. Large 4to (32.5 x 25.5 cm). xxxii, 293 pp., 20 engraved plates. Later green cloth. Spine with black morocco label and gilt lines and title.l A very rare book by the British ichthyologist and Inspector-General of Fisheries in India, Francis Day (1829-1889) on the fish fauna of southwestern India, from Goa to the southern tip of the peninsula. He is best known for writing the fish-section of the Fauna of British India, but this earlier work is perhaps more important. This is the very rare original, however, the plain edition. The finely engraved plates and text figures are by the author. At least one species, Microphis bleekeri, is new. Subscribers, with the number of copies ordered split into coloured and plain copies, are listed in the front. In all, no more than 28 coloured copies, and 19 plain copies are listed, the latter mainly ordered by bookshops and governmental organizations. Uncut. A very good clean copy. Dean I, p. 303; Nissen ZBI, 1055. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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