The Book of Fishes: Game Fishes, Food Fishes, Shellfish and Curious Citizens of American Ocean Shores, Lakes and Rivers.

The National Geographic Society, Washington.

Published by National Geographic Society, 1924
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Hardcover. 243 pp. Illustrated with 134 b/w photographs, and 92 colourplates of familiar salt and fresh-water fishes. Some foxing to prelims, and faint foxing to some upper margins. Bookseller Inventory # 026394

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Title: The Book of Fishes: Game Fishes, Food Fishes...
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: 1924
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine

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Book Description National Geographic Society, Washington, 1924, first edition. Illustrated with color plates and b&w photographs. 7" x 10.25". 245 pp. Embossed brown imitation leather, endpapers darkened. Articles on fish and fishing. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 37480

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Book Description NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Science and Mathematics>Oceanography>Aquatic Life. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01222115159744102. Bookseller Inventory # 01222115159744102

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Book Description The National Geographic Society, 1924. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. A little wear on edges. Some foxing. Clean throughout. B/W and color plates. Bookseller Inventory # 060034

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Book Description The National Geographic Society, 1924. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This is not the embossed cover. This is plain black cover, ex-library copy with usual markings, stickers and stamps. Has no DJ. Book binding is intact with no pages missing. Some of the pages have yellowed. Bookseller Inventory # 9XX-T4P-CW1

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Book Description National Geographic Society. Washington D.C. 1924 1st edition thus. Large 8vo (176 x 253mm). Ppx,243,ii. Colour paintings of fish, b/w photograph plates. Sea horse motif to decoratvie embossed cloth, upper board and spine titled in gilt. Slight wear to board edges, hinges slightly tender, browning to end-papers, preliminaries and edges. Donation inscription to Speldhurst Library, but no stamps. Good. "With 134 illustrations color plates of 92 familiar salt and fresh-water fishes." A collection of quite detailed and interesting articles with good b/w photographs and numerous full-page, colour paintings of fishes. Chapters include: Fishes and fisheries of our North Atlantic seabord, by John Oliver La Gorce, Miami Aquarium; Our heritage of the fresh waters, by Charles Haskins Townsend, Director of the New York Aquarium; Certain citizens of the warm sea, by Louis L. Mowbray; Curious inhabitants of the Gulf Stream, by John T. Nichols, Curator of Recent Fishes, American Museum of Natural History; Devil-fishing in the Gulf Stream, by John Oliver La Gorce; Salmon, America's most valuable fish, by Hugh M. Smith, former United States Commissioner of Fisheries; Oysters, a leading fishery product, by Hugh M. Smith; Life on the Grand Banks, by Frederick William Wallace; Colour plates from life by Hashime Murayama. Bookseller Inventory # 45114

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Book Description Published by The National Geographic Society, Washington D.C., 1924. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Beautifully decorated hardback of 243 pp. in overall good shape with light general wear to extremities. Binding firm and intact. Previous owners name stamped on first blank page, otherwise Clean throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 0001167

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Book Description National Geographic Society. Washington D.C. 1924 1st edition thus. Large 8vo (176 x 253mm). Ppx,243,ii. Colour paintings of fish, b/w photograph plates. Sea horse motif to decoratvie embossed cloth, upper board and spine titled in gilt. Slight marks to boards, slight browning to end-papers, preliminaries and edges. Good copy. "With 134 illustrations color plates of 92 familiar salt and fresh-water fishes." A collection of quite detailed and interesting articles with good b/w photographs and numerous full-page, colour paintings of fishes. Chapters include: Fishes and fisheries of our North Atlantic seabord, by John Oliver La Gorce, Miami Aquarium; Our heritage of the fresh waters, by Charles Haskins Townsend, Director of the New York Aquarium; Certain citizens of the warm sea, by Louis L. Mowbray; Curious inhabitants of the Gulf Stream, by John T. Nichols, Curator of Recent Fishes, American Museum of Natural History; Devil-fishing in the Gulf Stream, by John Oliver La Gorce; Salmon, America's most valuable fish, by Hugh M. Smith, former United States Commissioner of Fisheries; Oysters, a leading fishery product, by Hugh M. Smith; Life on the Grand Banks, by Frederick William Wallace; Colour plates from life by Hashime Murayama. Bookseller Inventory # 45113

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LA GORCE, John Oliver (introduction).
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Book Description The National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, 1924. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blind-embossed brown/black faux wood with gilt lettering. 243pp, (2pp ads). Numerous illustrations and color plates. Near fine. First edition -- a tight, quite handsome copy of this anthology of National Geographics fishing articles in a delightfully odd binding and featuring superb color fish plates. Bookseller Inventory # 41941

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Book Description National Geographic, 1924. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Black cloth decoratively embossed with gilt title and vignette. Numerous b&w photographs and full-color illustrations by Hashime Murayama. Head of spine a tad chipped and frayed, corners and gilt on front board a tad rubbed, one interior fold started, some mild foxing near end pages, else clean and tight. Scarce first edition. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000045501

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