folio. Three facicules bound together providing Plates VII-XXV. George Albert Boulenger is recognized as the pre-eminent taxonomist of the lower vertebrates. His works on the fish of the Belgian Congo are considered amazing since he described for the first time 1,096 species of fish. He was a member of the American Society of Ichtyologists and awarded Belgium's Order of Leopold which was the highest honor possible for a civilian. He is responsible for the scientific name for the Spotted Tilapia: Tilapia mariae. Six double page plates, 13 single page plates, many figures showing fish in text. Note while plates XXIV and XXV are present they are reversed. The double page plates are XI, XIX, XX , XXI, XXII, and XXIII. (collation as follows) Additions a la Faune Ichthyologique du Bassin du Congo -57pp. Plates 7,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, Poissons Recueillis Dans la Region du Bas-Congo. -28pp. Plates 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, (1)pp. explanation of plates.Poissons Recueillis au Congo belge.-38pp. Plates 23, 25, 24. Bound in blue cloth, upper cover printed in gilt. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Materiaux Pour La Faune Du Congo; Poissons ...
Publication Date: 1902
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