A very rare and well-illustrated Russian/French work on poisonous fish

Savtschenko, P.

Atlas des poissons vénéneux et descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l'organisme humain et des contre-poisons à employer. Atlas jadovitych ryb s opisaniem vida ich deistviia jada na organizm cheloveka i ukazaniem protivuiadii.

Published 1886
Item ID 15160

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St. Petersburg, Balasheva, 1886. 4to (32.2 x 24.0 cm). [iv], 53. [i] pp.; ten tissue-guarded lithographed plates of which nine hand-coloured. Later blind quarter cloth over original printed boards.

Very rare Russian atlas on poisonous fishes, the effect of their poison and the methods of treating human victims. Text in Russian and French in double columns. Mostly dealing with tropical fish and beautifully handcoloured. Title page and half-title with vague library stamp; plates with a dampstain, one plate repaired at the edges. Otherwise a very good copy. Dean II, p. 395.

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