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William Yarrell - A History of British Fishes - 2 volumes - 1836

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Complete 2 volume first edition set of this standard work.

Condition: Fine
Language: English
Edition: 1st Edition Thus
Publication year: 1836
Author: William Yarrell
Book Title: A History of British Fishes
Number of Books: 2
Publisher: John van Voorst - London
Binding/ Material: Half leather
Subject: Biology, Illustrated, Reference works
Object: Book

William Yarrell (1784-1856) - A History of British Fishes in two volumes (volume one and two) - John van Voorst, 3, Paternoster Row, London, 1836 - Vol. I: v-xviii Memoir of William Yarrel, xix-xxiii List of mr. Yarrel's writings, v-viii Preface, ix-xxvi Introduction, xxvii-xxxvii General Index, 408pp + 48pp supplement + 36pp second supplement / Vol.II: 472pp + 72pp supplement + 30pp second supplement + volume III supplementary being the notice to the binder - Hardcover; Green half morocco / marble front and back covers with leather edges, brown (originally also green) morocco spine with gilt letters, decorations and raised bands and gilt upper edges. Marbled end papers with Ex libris adhesives inside front cover with name "Arthur F. Terry". Frontispiece portrait of author in vol.I with signature of the author (see photo's) - 22.5 x 15 cm

Very Fine Condition; only some minor brown foxing on first and last white pages of both volumes but not in the book or any text itself.
Illustrated with nearly 400 woodcuts and even more in all supplements.


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