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Bloch, Marcus Elieser

Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische. I. Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands. 3 parts. II. Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. 9 parts.


First edition. Berlin, auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1782-1795. 12 parts in 8 volumes. Comprising 4 text volumes in 4to (265 x 220 mm) with 11 (of) 12 title-pages with engraved title vignette + 4 plate volumes in oblong folio (260 x 420 mm) with one title-page. 432 beutifully hand-coloured engraved plates, many heightened with silver and gum arabic by F. G. Berger, G. Bodenehr, C. Darchow, C. F. Gürsch, L. Schmidt, J.G. Schmidt and others after Krüger jun. and others. Uniformily bound in contemporary full calf. Spines richly gilt. First title-page in all text volumes and first sheet in all plate volumes with old library stamp. Rare. . .

An exceptionally fine copy of the large paper issue of the finest and most complete work on fishes ever published. Complete with 432 hand-coloured plates.


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