Fresh and Salt-Water Aquarium

London: George Routledge, 1868. First edition. Hardcover. First edition. 12mo in forest green cloth decorated in gilt. vi+182 plus one page of publisher's ads at rear. Eleven color chromo plates as called for (Plate II never issued) and additional line drawings in the text. Lovely, early guide book to indoor aquariums, which became a growing fascination during the mid-Victorian period. With chapters on algaes and seaweeds, fishes, molluscs, crustacea, annelids, starfish, sea anemones, insects for both fresh abd salt water tanks. A tight, very good example, wear at head and foor of spine and some dulling to the gilt. Very Good. Item #E11758

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