Rare Fish Prints

THE HERRING print
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THE HERRING print

£10.00

Cuvier’s “Le Règne Animal” - The Animal Kingdom, was first issued in four octavo volumes in Paris in 1817.

These beautiful handcoloured prints are from the English version published by George Henderson, London, 1834 - 1837.

Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) was a founder of comparative anatomy and one of the most influential figures of 19th century biology. His magnificent 22-volume Histoire Naturelle des Poissons became a landmark survey in the science of fishes and contained descriptions of over 4000 species.

(Ref. Preface; Dean, Bibl.of Fishes vol.1 p287; Pietsch 1995.)

Condition: Excellent. A few plates have toning and faint foxing to the margins. Copy of title page included.
Size: 21.7 x 8 cm 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches

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