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Mission Scientifique du Cap Horn. Tome VI. Zoologie: Poissons
Paris, Gauthiers-Villars, 1888. Quarto (283 x 228 mm), pp. 35 with 4 lithographed plates of which 2 double-page and chromolithographed. Contemporary cardboard binding, with Vaillant, Cap Horn and Poissons printed on spine. Inside are fly leaves, followed by original printed wrappers.
A mint copy.
Apparently a presentation copy with handwritten name in ink of M. Thomizl? by the hand of the author. Vaillant (1834-1815), professor in zoology at the Museum of Natural History in Paris, was a notorious and prosperous publisher of morphological and taxonomic papers on fishes of all regions of the world (Dean, 1917). In the present work, on The Scientific Mission to Cape Horn (1874-1883), a collection of 65 fish species from Tierra del Fuego are described. The beautiful images of 10 fish species are drawn and lithographed by Mesnel and printed by Becquet. Provenance: Bookplate from Monica.
Price: € 300.00