Arch Cape Press 1990. ISBN: 05127017695. First edition. Folio (14.5" tall). HC/DJ - Fine/very good. Hardcover is fine other a tiny tear to spine & slight wear to spine ends/corners. Jacket has light creasing, a few taped tears, scuffing and 2 tiny partial chips to spine area, not clipped.
"This selection of rare color plates illustrates the astounding beauty of fish, in its bewildering array of sizes, shapes and colours. The dazzling & exotic forms of the fish that captured the imagination of 18th & 19th century artists, explorers & scientists are evident in these lavish reproductions....this volume contains pictures from books published between 1719 and 1910 and is an invaluable resource for both the scientist and the rare print collector. "
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