Paris: Librairie de Ch. Delagrave et C., 1868. Hardcover. A reference dictionary about conservation of fish and fishery practices. The forward explains how the French are behind their northern neighbor nations in fishing practices. Current methods (of 1868) of coastal fishing are negligent and antiquated. "Progress is needed in the methods of line and net fishing employed on the sea coasts and rivers of our country."
4to, 859pp, 1100 illustrations, 48 color plates of beautiful fish, internally clean. Extensively illustrated in the text with b&w illustrations. Ex-library with faint stamps only in the margins of the plates, and some text pages. Quarter black leather and brown cloth boards, front board detached but present, spine chipped at head/foot. Good + overall. Item #27413