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Histoire des Poissons, contenant la description Anatomique de leurs parties externes & internes, & le caractere des divers genres ranges par classes & par ordres.

Strasbourg: Amand König [Imprimerie de Jonas Lorenz], 1770.

Price: $550.00

About the item

First edition. Text in Latin and French on facing pages. Illustrated with 4 folding engraved anatomical plates of fish. Collation: a-d4,e2,A-Ooo4, Ppp2. Pp. xviii, 228 (French and Latin paginated separately); 229-252 (index), [2, privilege], [1, corrigenda]. 1 vols. 4to. Uncut and Unpressed. Sewn in drab blue wrappers over pink flexible boards (spine and back wrapper with losses), entirely UNCUT and UNPRESSED. Three gatherings (A, M, & N) with slight traces of damp. A lovely survival, as printed. Casey Wood, p. 364.

Item #256784

Gouan (1733-1821) was Professor of Medicine at Montpelier and one of the first naturalists in France to follow the Linnean system. Here, in the first section, he treats the anatomy of fish; the second section consists of an extensive taxonomy.