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A History of the Fishes of the British Islands
by Jonathan Couch
Published in London, 1862-65

Original 155+-year-old color wood block engravings with some hand-colored finishing
Sheet size: approximately 6.5 x 9.75 inches.


Jonathan Couch
(1789-1870)
A great deal of Jonathan Couch's varied work was published during his lifetime, but his major work was Fishes of the British Islands, published in four volumes between 1862 and 1865. The great work contained 256 water colours and drawings and is of considerable artistic merit as well as being a major contribution to scientific knowledge.


Offered below are original engravings from the 1860s volumes.
Please click on the image to see an enlarged view of the plate.

Ruff
Ruff

Gilthead
Gilthead
$65

Old Wife
Old Wife
$80

Barbel
Barbel
$65

Sheatfish
Sheatfish
$75

Prussian Carp
Prussian Carp
$65

Comber
Comber
$65

Common Sturgeon
Common Sturgeon
$75

Huso
Huso
$65

Miller's Thumb
Miller's Thumb
$55

Monkfish
Monkfish
$70

Angler
Angler
$65

Long Flounder
Long Flounder
$70

Flounder
Flounder
$80

Halibut
Holibut [sic] Halibut

Lemon Sole
Lemon Sole
$75

Variegated Sole
Variegated Sole
$65

Solenette
Solenette
$50

Long Rough Dab
Long Rough Dab
$65

Dab
Dab
$75

Smear Dab
Smear Dab
$65

Smear Dab
Smear Dab—variety
$70

Ekstrom's Topknot
Ekstrom's Topknot
$50

Bloch's Topknot
Bloch's Topknot
$50


Megrim

(from the 1873 edition, scattered foxing)

Pole
Pole
$60

Sail Fluke
Sail Fluke
$60

Lumpfish
Lumpfish
$60

 

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