Washington, DC, Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Fisheries, 1906. Large 8vo (27.3 x 19.0 cm). Title page, 283 [numbered 173-455], xxx (index) pp.; 21 plates [numbered XXXIII-LIII], of which 16 in fine chromolithography; 111 fine text illustrations. Slightly later dark blue grained cloth; spine with five raised bands; compartments with gilt vignettes and title. Original printed front wrapper bound in.
A rare and sought-after publication with very beautiful illustrations of tropical marine fish. The Samoa region remained less explored than the rest of the West-Central Pacific; this work, therefore, includes several new species. Nicely bound, and internally spotless. A very good copy. Dean I, p. 658.