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

Original 150-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.

File Fish
File Fish
$75

Four-horned Trunkfish
Four-horned Trunkfish
$75

Longer Sunfish
Longer Sunfish
$75

Pennant's Globefish
Pennant's Globefish
$75

Scale-Rayed Wrass
Scale-Rayed Wrass
$75

Jago's Goldsinny
Jago's Goldsinny
$65

Yarrell's Blenny
Yarrell's Blenny
$65

Sea Snail
Sea Snail
$50

Dealfish
Dealfish
$55

Lesser Forkbeard
Lesser Forkbeard
$50

Greater Forkbeard
Greater Forkbeard
$50

Blennoid Forkbeard
Blennoid Forkbeard
$50

Torsk
Torsk
$50

Bearded Rockling
Five-Bearded Rockling
Four-Bearded Rockling
$40

Rock Goby
Rock Goby
$55

Yellow Goby, etc.
Yellow Goby
Little Goby
Two-Spotted Goby
$50

Speckled Goby, etc.
Speckled Goby
Transparent Goby
Slender Goby
$50

Broad-finned Goby, etc.
Broad-finned Goby
Tail-spotted Goby
One-spotted Goby
$50

Three-spined Stickleback, Tinker
Three-spined Stickleback
Tinker


Minnow, Loach, Spined Loach
Minnow
Loach
Spined Loach
$50

Mackarel Midge, Thompson's Midge
Mackarel Midge
Thompson's Midge
$50

Doubly-spotted Sucker, Cornish Sucker
Doubly-spotted Sucker
Cornish Sucker
$40

Connemara Sucker
Connemara Sucker
$45

Montegu's Sucker, Network Sucker
Montagu's Sucker—Male
Montagu's Sucker—Female
Network Sucker
$45

Ophidium Eel, Muraena
Ophidium Eel
Muraena
$50

Sea Lamprey, Lampern, Silver Lamprey
Sea Lamprey
Lampern
Silver Lamprey
$60

Planer's Lamprey, Mud Lamprey, Borer, Lancelet
Planer's Lamprey
Mud Lamprey
Borer, Lancelet
$50

Drummond's Echiodon
Drummond's Echiodon
$50

conger, morris
Conger
Morris
$60

Banks's Oarfish
Banks's Oarfish
$60

Dublin Eel
Dublin Eel
$60

Sharp-nosed Eel
Sharp-nosed Eel
$60

Bearded Ophidium
Bearded Ophidium
$40

Butterfish
Butterfish
$40

Viviparous Blenny
Viviparous Blenny
$40

Red Bandfish and Variety
Red Bandfish and Variety
$50

Hairtail
Hairtail
$40

Ocean Pipefish and Variety
Ocean Pipefish and Variety
$45

Greater Pipefish, Broad-nosed Pipefish
Greater Pipefish
Broad-nosed Pipefish
$45

Fifteen-spined Sticklefish
Fifteen-spined Stickleback
$45

European Halfbeak, Blunt-headed Halfbeak, Skipper
European Halfbeak
Blunt-headed Halfbeak
Skipper
$45

Lesser Launce, Larger Launce
Lesser Launce
Larger Launce
$45

Short-snouted Launce
Short-snouted Launce
$45

 

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