THE MACKEREL print
The Fishes of Great Britain and Ireland was written by one of the country’s leading ichthyologists, Francis Day, to incorporate many of the recent discoveries made since the publications of Yarrell’s and Couch’s classic books on fishes twenty years before.
“My desire has been to produce a work useful to the zoological student, fish culturist, fisherman, and the general public. As the value of a work of this description is much increased by illustrations, I have personally delineated every species from nature.”
These rare, original, and very beautiful nineteenth century steel engravings have been superbly hand painted by one of the few remaining professional colourists in the UK specialising in fish.