Illustrations of Japanese Aquatic Plants and Animals, volume 2 only with numerous color plates of Mollusca
By Dai-Nihon Suisan-Kawal
Pp. (6), (100), (3); with 50 full page fine color-printed plates from paintings Tatsuo Kinoshita, each with a descriptive leaf of text that also serves as a tissue guard. Publisher’s original full brown raw silk with heavy thread ties along the spine, lettered in gilt on a brown morocco title label on the front cover, all page edges in gilt, decorated endpapers, oblong lg folio (14 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches). This is volume 2 of a set complete in 2 volumes. Volume 2, offered here, is illustrated with 50 full page fine color plates covering starfish, sea anemias, sand-dollars (3 plates), crabs and lobsters (9 plates), octopus (3 plates) numerous mollusks (25 plates), sea cucumber and related (2), jellyfish and other aquatic invertebrates (3) and seaweed and other aquatic plants (5 plates). The exceptional color plates of mollusks are the centerpiece of volume 2. Rare work seldom offered. Text is both English and Japanese. This volume is from the research library of herpetologist Kevin W. Marx with his signature on the front endpaper.
|Publisher||Fisheries Society of Japan|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Some light sunning to the outer borders of the raw silk-covered boards, the contents are bright and clean; a tight copy in near fine condition.|