View 1 of Lot 296. Bennett | Fishes found on the Coast of Ceylon, 1830.
View 1 of Lot 296. Bennett | Fishes found on the Coast of Ceylon, 1830.
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Bennett | Fishes found on the Coast of Ceylon, 1830

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Bennett | Fishes found on the Coast of Ceylon, 1830

Bennett | Fishes found on the Coast of Ceylon, 1830

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

9,375

GBP

BENNETT, JOHN WHITCHURCH

A Selection from the most remarkable and interesting Fishes found on the Coast of Ceylon. From Drawings made in the southern part of that Island, from the living Specimens. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, [1828]-1830


FIRST EDITION, half-title, dedication and preface, 30 hand-coloured engraved plates, heightened with gum Arabic, each illustration with accompanying text leaf, contemporary black straight-grain morocco, minor spotting, top corner of upper cover restored, slightly scuffed


This work, with its brilliantly coloured plates, was published in six parts, commencing in 1828. Further editions followed in 1834, 1841, and 1851. The first edition is the finest and rarest.


LITERATURE:

Nissen, ZBI 316