London, South Kensington
8 October 1999
ALBIN, Eleazar (illustrator) -- NORTH, Roger (Hon.) A Treatise on Fish and Fish-Ponds illustrated with eighteen beautifully-coloured specimens by Ebenezer Albin, London: J. Goodwin, . 4 (330 x 240mm.), 18 hand-coloured engraved plates after Ebenezer, Elizabeth and Fortin Albin (occasional marginal soiling), later 19th-century blue half morocco, spine gilt (upper board detaching, front free endpaper detached, extremities rubbed).
North's treatise was first published by Edmund Curll in 1713. An earlier issue with Albin's plates appeared in 1794 under the title The History of Esculent Fish. With an essay on the breeding of fish and construction of fish ponds, by Roger North. The plates themselves were originally produced for Albin's Icones piscium (London, 1735-41). Nissen Schne Fischbcher 6; W. & S. p. 157; Petit 1616.
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