Finlands Fiskar Malade. Fishes of Finland.
The fishes of Finland drawn and coloured from life by Gösta Sundman. Helsingfors, G.W. Edlund & Co., 1883-1893, 12 parts bound in one volume. Folio. Pp. 20, 8, 7, 6, 12, 14, 6, 8, 2, 11, 12, 17, 34, II (10), with 41 stunning chromolithographs, heightened with silver, and finished by hand: "The drawings are all in natural size and made from live fish; whenever these were too large for the plates, to insure accuracy, the original drawing has been mathematically reduced".
Attractive binding in wine red half calf, very fine condition.
A complete copy. The text, in parallel columns in Swedish and English, deals with the taxonomy and ecology of the Finish fish fauna and the fishing techniques applied by anglers and fishermen. Literature references are restricted to post Linnean authors such as Yarrell, and Schlegel (1869) and Houghton (1879). Tiny label of the Bildstens Bokbinderi of the Eksjö Museum in Sweden on inside of front cover. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher, 1951, nr. 104.
Price: € 7.500,00