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  1. British Fresh-Water Fishes.

    British Fresh-Water Fishes.

    First edition of this "classic and beautifully illustrated" work (Everard and Knight, Britain's Game Fishes, online), "even more lavishly illustrated [than Houghton's previous titles]. Full-page coloured plates of each species were included, as well as a landscape scene in black and white of a freshwater location where the fish could be found. Each section of the book discussed where the fish thrived in Britain, its size, its colour, and whether or not it was edible, and if so, how, it tasted … In a delicate balancing act, Houghton avoided ‘God-talk' as well as any discussion of evolutionary theory … He also deferred to professional scientists in order to bolster his own authority" (Lightman, Victorian Popularizers of Science, pp. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: [1879]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115760

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