30 April 2008
BUCHANAN, Francis Hamilton (1762-1829) An Account of the Fishes found in the River Ganges and its Branches. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1822.
2 volumes, 4° (267 x 209 mm) and oblong 4° (257 x 340 mm). 39 plates drawn and engraved by J. Swaine. (Occasional light spotting to plates, text vol. with variable light browning.) Contemporary russia, covers with gilt border formed by a toothed roll tool, spines with gilt foliate centrepieces (rubbed and scuffed, spine to atlas vol. defective). Provenance: George Savile Foljambe (bookplate).
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 'A useful, though early, systematic description of inland Indian fishes', Wood p.266; Nissen ZBI 1809. (2)
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