An Introduction to the Study of Fishes

By Gunther, Albert C. L. G.

SKU# 17646

$ 35.00

Pp. xvi, 720 text-figures.  Publisher’s original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and with gilt vignette of a fossil fish set off by gilt panel lines on the front cover, thick lg 8vo.  This is the classic monograph on fossil and recent fishes by the renowned German ichthyologist Albert Gunther.  In 1858 Gunther joined in the British Museum of Natural History and in 1875-1895 became director of the zoological department.  It is during this period that he published ‘An Introduction to the Study of Fishes.’  Casey Wood (p. 371) calls this "A very important treatise on this general subject."  No ownership marks, no internal marks or notes, and few signs of use.

Publisher Adam and Charles Black
Publisher Place Edinburgh
Date Published 1880
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description The cloth at the head and foot of the spine is a bit worn, there is some slight edge wear to the outer cloth joints; overall a tight and clean copy in very good condition.
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