The Aquarium: Its Inhabitants, Structure, and Management

By Taylor, J. W.

SKU# 17857

$ 45.00

Pp. xv, (1), 316, (2, ads), 45 (W. H. Allen publisher’s catalogue); 239 text-figures (mostly woodcuts).  Publisher’s original brick red brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt and gilt vignettes of snail and lobster, front covered bordered in black and with central vignette of an aquarium with water plants, a fish and a salamander, the title and author are also stamped in gilt, all page edges in gilt, dark brown clay-coated endpapers, sm 8vo.  In this volume the author presents his views on public aquaria.  Taylor discusses their history and construction and he explains the different forms of aquaria as well as the various plants and animals housed in them.  Taylor provides superb illustrations of the aquaria and of the plants and animals kept in them (modified from the first page of the preface).  The first edition of this work was published in 1876 and the second edition came out in 1881; the volume offered here in a new edition published in 1884.  No ownership marks and few signs of use.

Publisher W. H. Allen
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1884
Date Published Estimated No
Edition New edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description There is light edge-wear at the head and foot of the spine and to the outer corners, the spine is a bit canted; overall, a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition