Considered one of the most magnificently illustrated books on fishes, Bloch's volume contains 432 illustrations from a variety of engravers. Research was supported generously, so Bloch was able to acquire specimen from America and Asia, in addition to Europe.
Content: Par Marc Elieser Bloch. Tr. by J. C. Thiebault de Laveaux from the original German work known as Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische, which was pub. as follows: thl. 1-3, Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands, 1782-84; Naturgeschichte der auslandischen Fische, 1785-95.
Citation/reference: Gross, 1994, #120
Extent: 12 pts. in 6 v. : ccccxxxii col. pl. ; 49 x 29 cm