Hints for the Formation of a Fresh-Water Aquarium

By Committee of General Literature and Education

SKU# 18019

$ 275.00

Pp. iv, 132; color frontispiece plate of aquarium, 1 other color plate of an aquarium and wardian case, 72 text-figures (from woodcuts).  Publisher’s original dark brown cloth, spine is lettered in gilt and with gilt floral designs, front and rear covers blind-stamped with orate floral designs, front cover with a gilt vignette of an aquarium with fishes surrounded by flowers in small pots, original pale yellow endpapers, 12mo (6.75 x 4.25 inches).  A very interesting and technical volume that traces the history of the aquarium and discusses the fishes, plants, insects and molluscs that can be kept in them.  Signature of Robert E. Buche dated October 1897 on the front endpaper.  Rare work seldom offered.

Publisher Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Publisher Place London
Date Published (1858)
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First Edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Some professional repairs to the top of the spine cloth and to the front outer corner of the front cover, frontispiece tissue guard is a bit browned; overall, a tight and clean copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition