BLOCH, M.E.

Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands.

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Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers..., 1782-1784. 3 text-volumes. 4to (290 x 240mm). pp. (16), 258; (8), 192; (8), 234. Later marbled boards, spines with red gilt lettered label.

The complete text volumes of the first edition of the finest work on German fishes ever published. Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723-99) published from 1782-95 his 'Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische'. The first 3 volumes describe German fishes. The complete work has 108 fine handcoloured plates. All 3 text volumes have attractive engraved title vignettes.

Nissen 'Schöne Fischbücher' 23; Nissen ZBI, 415.