Title Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons
Inventory number 979733
Dufart, Paris, 1802-1804. 13 volumes (complete). 80 engraved plates. Finely rebound about 20 years ago in modern cream calf with red leather labels, spines gilt, raised bands, the original wrappers (Arthus Bertrand, bookseller) retained and in fine condition.
Issued a quarter of a century prior to Cuvier & Valenciennes, one of the classic treatises on fishes. Published during the Napoleonic era this copy was shelved untouched for virtually 200 years until acquired by us and subsequently sold in 1997.
A uniquely fine set.
Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons, Sonnini