Naturgeschichte der Ausländischen Fische.

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Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1785-1795. Text volumes to parts I, II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX. 4to. (290 x 240mm). pp. (8), 136; (8), 160; x, (2), 146, (2); x, (2), 128; (8), 152; (6), 174; (43), 192. Later marbled boards (first 3 vols) and later marbled boards, spines with red gilt lettered label.

First editon. 7 text volumes of nine on foreign and exotic fishes. Bloch's complete work 'Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische' consists of two sections. The first 3 volumes concern fishes of Germany 'Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands'. The second section comprising 9 volumes concerns the foreign fishes. All tile-pages have attractive engraved vignettes. The first 3 volumes are bound in one and have a smaller format (240 x 215mm).

Nissen 'Schöne Fischbücher' 22; Nissen ZBI, 415.