Fishing - Fishery

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Piscicepto...
[Cussac, J.]
Pisciceptologie ou l'art de la pêche à la ligne; discours sur les poissons, la manière de les prende et de les accommoder; la pêche au filets et autres instruments; suivi d'un traité des etangs, viviers, fossés, réservoirs, et les moyens d'en tirer avantage; avec un grand nombre de figures en taille-douce ou descriptions des pièges propres à ces différentes pêches.
Paris, de Cussac, 1816. 12mo (17.0 x 10.0 cm). xxiv, 388 pp.; engraved frontispiece, and 27 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over paper-covered boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt bands and title, black vignettes. Marbled endpapers. Edges yellow.
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€400.00
The very rare first edition, not recorded by Westwood and Satchell
Rural spor...
Daniel, W. B.
Rural sports. Volume II. Fishing.
London, Longman, Hurst, Reese & Orme, 1812. 4to (27.8 x 21.5 cm). Stipple-engraved, hand-coloured title page (dated 1807), letterpress title page to the volume, [iv], 445 pp.; 19 engraved plates of which 18 finely hand-coloured and one plain (as intended). Contemporary full-grained morocco. Spine with five gilt-ornamented double raised bands, vignettes and title. Boards extensively hand-tooled and with rich gilt borders containing images of lions, owls, beehives, squirrels and various other mammals and birds. Gilt dentelles. Olive endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€1,500.00
Very rare coloured edition in a very fine binding
Allgemeine...
Duhamel du Monceau, [H. L.] and [L. H.] De la Marre
Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische [oder deren Thiere, die im Wasser leben], die dadurch verschaffet werden, und die sowohl zum Unterhalte der Menschen, als zu vielen anderen Arten von Gebrauche dienen, die sich auf die Künste und den Handel beziehen.
Leipzig und Königsberg, Johann Jacob Kanter, 1773-1775. In three volumes. 4to (24.2 x 20.1 cm). Volume 1: Titel to the work; pp. “17” [= 170]-380, plates I-XXI; Volume II: Title to the series; half title to the work; 438 pp., plates I-L; volume III: Title to the series, [xiv], 328 pp., plates I-XV, for a total of 86 folded engraved plates. Volume II, or "Zweeter Abschnitt", in contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five gilt-bordered raised bands and brown morocco label with gilt title. First and third volume in matching later bindings.
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€1,200.00
The rare German edition
Investigat...
Evermann, B. W. & M. C. Marsh
Investigations of the aquatic resources and fisheries of Porto Rico by the United States Fish Commission Steamer Fish Hawk. [INCLUDING] General report on the investigations in Porto Rico of the United States Fish Commission Steamer Fish Hawk in 1899 [AND] The fisheries and fish trade of Porto Rico. [AND] The fishes of Porto Rico.
Washington, DC, U. S. Fish Commission, 1902. 4to (26.9 x 19.3 cm), 350 pp., 49 chromolithographed plates of tropical fish; three large, multi-folded maps, and 112 text figures. Original blue, pebbled and embossed cloth. Gilt title on spine.
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€350.00
With all the fine full colour plates of Caribbean marine fish
Landwirtsc...
Jäger, G.
Landwirtschaftliche Tafeln. XI. Künstliche Fischzucht. Zusammengestellt und beschrieben von Dr. Gustav Jäger.
Wien, Anton Hartinger & Sohn, 1867. Very large, oblong folded, chromolithographed sheet (58.7 x 71.3 cm) in printed pocket (20.5 x 12 cm).
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€225.00
Rare large plate on mid-19th-century fish farming
De walvisc...
[Jong, D. De]
De walvischvangst, met veele byzonderheden daartoe betrekkelyk. Met plaaten. Eerste - Tweede - Derde - Vierde deel. [Complete].
Amsterdam, Peter Conrad; Harlingen, Volkert van der Plaats, 1784-1786. Four parts in two. 4to (27.0 x 22.0 cm). Six folding engraved maps, of which one of the first maps showing the entire Arctic region including Greenland, Spitsbergen, Nova Zembla and the northern coast of eastern Siberia, and a special (perhaps first) map exclusively of Nova Zembla (including the northern part of Russia, Spitsbergen and the Island of Jan Mayen). 15 engraved plates show the hunting of the whales, the "cachelot" itself and several arctic birds. Uniform later full mottled calf in a stunning period style. Spines with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartment rich gilt with floral vignettes. Red and olive morocco labels with gilt title. Gilt dentelles.
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€4,400.00
18th century whaling: explained and illustrated
De piscatu...
Oppian (Oppianus of Corycus)
De piscatu libri V. De venetione libri IIII. De piscatu libri V. Laurentio Lippio interprete. De venetione libri IIII. ita conversi, ut singula verba singulis respondeant. In corum gratiam qui Graeca cum Latinis coniungere volunt.
Paris, Adrin Turne, Guillaume Morel, 1555. 4to (21.3 x 16.0 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, [ii], 214 pp. (Greek text), half-title, title page with engraved vignette, [iv], 202 pp. (Latin text). 17th century full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands, morocco label with gilt title. Blue endpapers. All edges red.
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€1,200.00
The first Latin translation, and renaissance print of the Greek original
Histoire n...
Sonnini, C. S.
Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des poissons. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et mis dans un nouvel ordre par C. S. Sonnini, avec des notes et des additions. Tomes 1-13 (complete).
Paris, F. Dufart, An XI-XII [1803-1804]. 13 parts in 13. 8vo (21.0 x 13.5 cm). Over 5,461 pp., one hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 77 engraved, hand-coloured plates. Uniform contemporary (publisher's) grey boards with paper label on spine.
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€1,800.00
The complete ichthyology of the suites à Buffon” in the rare hand-coloured edition
Histoire n...
Sonnini, C. S.
Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des poissons. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et mis dans un nouvel ordre par C. S. Sonnini, avec des notes et des additions. Tomes 1-13. [Complete fish section].
Paris, Dufart, An X-XII [1800-1802]. 13 parts in 13. 8vo (19.4 x 12.2 cm). Text and 77 engraved plates. Uniform full tree calf, rich gilt spines, gilt titles on two red morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all sides marbled.
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€1,250.00
The complete ichthyology of the suites à Buffon” in a fine, uniform contemporary binding