# 22535

RICHARDSON, John

Icones Piscium, or plates of rare fishes.

$7,500.00 AUD

London : Richard and John Taylor, 1843. Quarto, publisher’s printed wrappers, string bound, manuscript correction of ‘Four’ to ‘Five’ coloured plates, pp. 8 (unopened); 5 plates with striking original hand colouring. Housed in a custom made folding clamshell box. Book label of Alan John Jarvis to inside upper wrapper and inside the box. An exceptional example – unopened, uncut and untrimmed.

A near-mint example of the first separately published work on Australian fish.

The plates are made after drawings by James B. Emery, late first-lieutenant of the Beagle.

Rare in this superb condition.

Nissen ZBI 3387; not in Ferguson

Provenance:  The Angling Library of Alan Jarvis, Bonham’s London, May 22, 2012, lot 335