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Fresh-Water Aquaria: Their Construction Arrangement and Management. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, Bateman, G. C
1 Bateman, G. C Fresh-Water Aquaria: Their Construction Arrangement and Management. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
Antiquarian
 
Upcott Gill, 1904. 19cm. Pp.vii,352+24. 191 photos & text figures. Original 'deco' cloth, bright.

Fresh-Water Aquaria, Second Edition published as dated issues in 1892, 1902 and 1904, but with differing advertising pages. A final (seventh) edition was revised by Jack Hems c.1940.

Very nice copy, now SOLD

 
Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
Marine Aquaria: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management..., Bennett, R. A
2 Bennett, R. A Marine Aquaria: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management...
Antiquarian
 
Upcott Gill, 1889. 19cm. Pp.vi,[ii],135 + [17] of adverts. 86 figures. Gilt binding.

Marine Aquaria, nice copy
 
Price: 90.00 GBP
 
 
Catalogue of the Fresh-Water Fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History), Boulenger, G. A
3 Boulenger, G. A Catalogue of the Fresh-Water Fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History)
Antiquarian
 
Volumes 1-4, 1906-1916, original cloth very neatly rebacked, good set.

 
Price: 425.00 GBP
 
 
Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, with Six Plates, Boulenger, G. A
4 Boulenger, G. A Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, with Six Plates
Antiquarian
 
1903. 25cm. Pp.5 with 6 plates by Smit & Green. Wrappers.

Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, original copy.
 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Poissons recueillis dans la Region du Bas-Congo par M. le Dr. W.J.Ansorge - with - Poissons recuellis au Congo Belge per l'expedition du Dr. C. Christy, Boulenger, G. A
5 Boulenger, G. A Poissons recueillis dans la Region du Bas-Congo par M. le Dr. W.J.Ansorge - with - Poissons recuellis au Congo Belge per l'expedition du Dr. C. Christy
Antiquarian
 
1912-1920. 2 volumes. 37cm. Pp.66. 8 plates (5 folding). Original wrappers.

Two important papers on Congo fishes with fine engraved plates.

 
Price: 125.00 GBP
 
 
Report on the Collection of Fishes made by Mr J.E.S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika during his Expedition, 1895-96, Boulenger, G. A
6 Boulenger, G. A Report on the Collection of Fishes made by Mr J.E.S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika during his Expedition, 1895-96
Antiquarian
 
Report on the Collection of Fishes made by Mr J.E.S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika during his Expedition, 1895-96, 6 plain & 2 chromo-lithographed plates - bound with -

Second Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1898, 2 plain & 1 chromo-lithographed plates - bound with -

Third Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1899-1900, 9 plates - bound with -

Fourth Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1904-1905, 11 plain & 1 chromo-lithographed plates.

Boulenger Lake Tanganyika complete


Also included and bound in are 'On a Collection of Fishes from the Rio Paraguay' with 6 plates, and 'On a Collection of Fishes from the Lake Ngami Basin, Bechuanaland' with 6 plates.

In all 6 papers, 1896-1911.

Bound together in very neat half calf, raised bands, gilt over marbled boards.

 
Price: 1250.00 GBP
 
 
On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, and in other Dipnoids, Bridge, T.W
7 Bridge, T.W On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, and in other Dipnoids
Antiquarian
 
Trans. Zool. Soc. Vol.XIV, Part 5. 1898. 30cm. Pp.325-380. 2 plates. Black library buckram, gilt, original wrappers bound in. Front endpaper, front wrapper and pp.325-326 loose, tipped in. Blindstamp and library bookplate, good copy.

On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, good ex-library copy

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement, The Quantity of Hay in Stacks or Ricks, Round or Oblong, The Valuing of Land, with Other Practical Tables, and Directions for Using Them, Christison, John
8 Christison, John New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement, The Quantity of Hay in Stacks or Ricks, Round or Oblong, The Valuing of Land, with Other Practical Tables, and Directions for Using Them
Antiquarian
 
Stirling, Kenney & Co., Edinburgh, first edn., 1839. 18cm. Pp.[viii],72. 4 figures. Original cloth, contents somewhat foxed.

New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement

 
Price: 135.00 GBP
 
 
Chimaeroid Fishes and Their Development, Dean, B
9 Dean, B Chimaeroid Fishes and Their Development
Antiquarian
 
1906. 29cm. Pp.[iv],194. 11 plates, 144 figures, extensive bibliography. Library cloth, original wrappers bound in.

Chimaeroid Fishes and Their Development, nice copy, now SOLD
 
Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
Devonic Fishes of the New York Formations, Eastman,  Charles R
10 Eastman, Charles R Devonic Fishes of the New York Formations
Antiquarian
 
NY State Mus. 60th Annual Report 1906. Vol.5. Appenix 7 (continued). 1908. 30cm. Pp.235. 15 plates. Original green buckram, gilt, spine trifle marked.

Devonic Fishes of the New York Formations, good clean copy.
 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
Fish Prints, Grass Instrument Company
11 Grass Instrument Company Fish Prints
New
 
The following decorative prints were published by the Grass Instrument Company as a supplement to their calendar for 1976.

Each is printed on white artists' card, and is mounted in a black core Palazzo bevelled art box, card backed, cello-wrapped, and ready for framing.

The images are striking black, grey and white, of modern style and depicting the fishes at rest or in motion. Each measures 300x230 mm (width x height) with a window size of 210 x 140 mm.

All in fine condition, price is for the set of 12 prints.

1. BLUEFIN TUNA (Thunnus thynnus), a small shoal.

2. ANCHOVY (Engraulis ringens), a group swimming.

3. ELECTRIC RAY (Torpedo marmorata), at rest.

4. GOLDFISH (Carassius auratus), three plump fishes looking out.

5. ELEPHANT-NOSE FISH (Gnathonemus petersii), handsome fish probing river bed (pictured).

6. TRANSPARENT KNIFEFISH (Eigenmannia virescens), with a BLACK GHOST KNIFEFISH (Sternarchus albifrons), both swimming.

7. ANGLERFISH (Lophius piscatorius), everything an anglerfish should be.

8. KILLIFISH (Fundulus heteroclitus), two killis swimming.

9. SKATE (Raja clavata), one swimming, one cruising to rest.

10. BRISTLE MOUTH FISH (Vinciguerria nimbaria), bizarre.

11. HATCHETFISH (Gasteropelis levi), two fishes in fine form.

12. TOADFISH (Opsanus tau), camouflaged at rest.

 
Price: 225.00 GBP
 
 
Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I.-Echinida Irregularia, Gray, J. E
12 Gray, J. E Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I.-Echinida Irregularia
Antiquarian
 
BM., first edn., 1855. 18cm. Pp.[iv],69,[i]. 6 plates, some foxing to plates 5 & 6 as usual. Later card covers, taped backstrip, good copy.

Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum
 
Price: 45.00 GBP
 
 
On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans, Holt, Ernest W.L
13 Holt, Ernest W.L On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans
Antiquarian
 
Sci. Trans. Roy. Dublin Soc., Vol.V. (Series II.), Part 2. 1893. 28cm. Pp.5-121. 15 plates (some folding). Contemporary half calf, spine worn with loss, marbled boards, ends & edges. Good ex-library, bookplate and blindstamp, no external markings.

On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans, from the library of Joe Eastman. Images available on request.
 
Price: 135.00 GBP
 
 
Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition, Lacepede, B.G.E. de
14 Lacepede, B.G.E. de Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition
Antiquarian
 
Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition, Volumes 1-12, 1826-1834, 184 (mostly) handcoloured plates, neat contemporary half blue calf over marbled boards, ends & edges, raised bands, gilt, nice set, almost entirely devoted to the fishes (vols.5-11). French text, Latin nomenclature.

 
Price: 895.00 GBP
 
 
Untersuchungen Zur Physiologischen Morphologie Der Thiere. I. Ueber Heteromorphose. II. Organbildung Und Wachstum, Loeb, J
15 Loeb, J Untersuchungen Zur Physiologischen Morphologie Der Thiere. I. Ueber Heteromorphose. II. Organbildung Und Wachstum
Antiquarian
 
Hertz, Wurzburg. 1891. 2 vols in 1. 23cm. Pp.80;82. 3 plates, figures. Cloth, spine off-colour otherwise a nice copy.

Untersuchungen Zur Physiologischen Morphologie Der Thiere
 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Monograph of the Sirenoid and Crossopterygian Ganoids, Miall, L.C
16 Miall, L.C Monograph of the Sirenoid and Crossopterygian Ganoids
Antiquarian
 
Pal. Soc., 1878. 28cm. Pp.32. 5 plates (1 folding, of recent Protopterus and Ceratodus from the BM). Black library buckram, gilt, original wrappers bound in. Front endpaper, front wrapper and half-title loose, tipped in. Previous owner's label (Moreton, F.G.S) to verso of front wrap, cut down. Blindstamp and library bookplate.

Monograph of the Sirenoid and Crossopterygian Ganoids a good clean copy.
 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee, Pfeil, Joachim Graf von
17 Pfeil, Joachim Graf von Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee
Antiquarian
 
Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig, first edn., 1899. 26cm. Pp.xiii,322. 22 photo-plates. Original illustrated cloth, backstrip slightly worn, very occasional foxing contents otherwise fine.

Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee is the first complete ethnographic report of New Mecklenburg and Kerawara in the Melanesian Islands, Bismark Archipelago. A fine original copy. Bookplate of and ex-libris A. von Hansemann. German text.

 
Price: 1200.00 GBP
 
 
The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana, Schomburgk, R. H
18 Schomburgk, R. H The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana
Antiquarian
 
1841-1843. 2 volumes. 18cm. Pp.xvi,[i],17-263 ; xvi,i,17-214. Portrait & Memoir of Schomburgk, Portrait & Memoir of Burckhardt, 2 vignettes, 1 plain & 60 finely hand coloured plates of fishes (1 double page), the additional plate of fishing implements, errata slip bound in. Original cloth.

 
Price: 395.00 GBP
 
 
Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, Anatomisch und Physiologisch Untersucht, Stannius, H
19 Stannius, H Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, Anatomisch und Physiologisch Untersucht
Antiquarian
 
Stiller'sche Hofbuchhandlung, Rostock, 1849. 26cm. Pp.iv,156. 5 plates. Old wrappers, at one time extracted from a bound volume of similar items.

Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, very good condition.
 
Price: 265.00 GBP
 
 
The Playtime Naturalist, Taylor, J. E
20 Taylor, J. E The Playtime Naturalist
Antiquarian
 
Chatto & Windus, 1889. 18cm. Pp.xvi,287. Frontispiece (Stone Chats), 365 figures. Very attractive full-leather, compartmented spine, raised bands, red leather spine label, gilt, marbled ends & edges, gilt device of St. Aubyn's, Lowestoft to upper board.

The Playtime Naturalist, a nice copy
 
Price: 45.00 GBP
 
 
On the Asymmetry of the Pleuronectidae, as elucidated by the Examination of the Skeleton in the Turbot, Halibut and Plaice, Traquair, Ramsey H
21 Traquair, Ramsey H On the Asymmetry of the Pleuronectidae, as elucidated by the Examination of the Skeleton in the Turbot, Halibut and Plaice
Antiquarian
 
Trans. Linn. Soc. Vol.25. 1865. 29cm. Pp.263-296. 4 plates. Black library buckram, gilt. Front endpaper, loose, tipped in. Blindstamp and library bookplate, plates faintly foxed.

On the Asymmetry of the Pleuronectidae, good clean copy.
 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Investigations into the Structure and Development of the Scales and Bones of Fishes, Williamson, W. C
22 Williamson, W. C Investigations into the Structure and Development of the Scales and Bones of Fishes
Antiquarian
 
Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. XXIX. 1851. 27cm. Pp.643-702. 4 plates. Quarter buckram, marbled boards, gilt-titled spine.

Investigations into the Structure and Development of the Scales and Bones of Fishes, good ex-library copy, bookplate and blindstamp, no external library markings.
 
Price: 55.00 GBP
 
 
A History of British Fishes, Volumes 1 & 2, First Edition, Yarrell, William
23 Yarrell, William A History of British Fishes, Volumes 1 & 2, First Edition
Antiquarian
 
John van Voorst, first edition with the four separately published supplements bound in, 1836-1859. Contemporary full morocco, elaborately gilt, upper board to volume one off and retained but a very nice set.

 
Price: 695.00 GBP
 

 


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