Title: The great-scaled Bodian
Publication Date: 1827
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Bloch's landmark work is the most famous and most remarkable of all books on fish. It was published in twelve volumes, with 432 hand-colored plates. Each plate gives the name of the fish in several langauges, with Latin names included to settle any classification problems. Some of the plates are dedicated below the fish to different patrons, aristocrats, and learned societies. Each dedication is quite clear in giving credit to that person or group of people who paid to have that particular plate engraved and included in the collection. The public's interest in fish was heightened in the eighteenth century as fishing became a popular pastime for both men and women, particularly ladies of the court. Bloch equisitely captured the gleam of fish scales, which were the inspiration for sequins as used in the decoration of fine clothing. 10.5 x 17 inches (approximate page size). Bookseller Inventory # 002372
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W. Graham Arader, III
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Store Description: Arader Galleries has specialized in the field of color plate books and early works on paper for over thirty years. The size and quality of our inventory is second to no other dealer. We are committed to building the finest art and book collections for our clients. We welcome the opportunity to work with you. Lori Cohen, Gallery Director, has worked in the international fine art market for 22 years. She advises museums and libraries on acquisitions as well as distinguished private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe.