Paris, G. Masson, 1881-1891. Four parts in four. Large 8vo (23.8 x 15.2 cm). 1,890 pp.; 227 (groups of) engravings in the text. Original uniform red, grained cloth over limp boards. Gilt lines and title on the spines. Blue endpapers. Speckled edges.
A fine, uniform set of this important basic monograph on the fishes of France, published in three volumes, and with the rare later supplement which is usually not present. Detailed collation is as follows: I(1881) vii, 480 pp., 82 text figures; II(1881) 572 pp., text figures 83-145; III(1881) 697 pp., text figures 146-220; IV(1891) 144 pp., text figures 221-227. Provenance: with the bookplate of Jacques Lenfant tipped in on all four front flyleaf versos; no other markings. A very good, complete set. Dean II, p. 154. Not in Nissen.