YARRELL, William (1784-1856)


A History of British Fishes. [Edited by Sir John Richardson with a memoir of Yarrell. Third Edition].

Van Voorst, 1859. 2 vols., 8vo., half titles to each vol.,[xxxviii, 675 pp.] and [670 pp.], with 522 wood-engraved illustrations. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Many additional ornamental vignettes. Includes memoir of the author and list of writings.

An attractive tight copy in contemporary blind-stamped panelled full calf, with contrasting red morocco labels. Slightly rubbed and marked on extremities.

Yarrell's classic survey was first published 1835-6 with two supplementary parts added in 1839. The present edition, in which some supposed species are suppressed and new ones added, contains in all two hundred and sixty species.

Price: € 400

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