Popular History of the Aquarium of Marine and Fresh-water Animals and Plants

By Sowerby, George Brettingham

SKU# 18018

$ 150.00

Pp. xvi, 327, (6, ads); 20 full page hand-colored lithograph plates after Sowerby.  Publisher’s original pictorial forest green pebble cloth, spine is lettered in gilt with gilt floral decorations, the front board has a gilt vignette of a turtle, square 12mo (17 x 14 cm).  Sowerby was a noted conchologist and zoologist specializing in marine biology.  The work describes various sea creatures (both animals and plants) that can be placed in a sea-water aquarium.  This volume was published only three years after P. H. Gosse published his ground-breaking work inventing the concept of the aquarium.  No ownership marks and almost no signs of use.

Publisher Lovell Reeve
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1857
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First Edition, first issue
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Endpapers show a touch of foxing; a very bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition