Friday, June 25, 2010

Britfish

Our country's fishes and how to know them - a guide to all the fishes of Great Britain WJ Gordon 1902 n


Our country's fishes and how to know them - a guide to all the fishes of Great Britain WJ Gordon 1902 o


Our country's fishes and how to know them - a guide to all the fishes of Great Britain WJ Gordon 1902 k


British fish illustration


Our country's fishes and how to know them - a guide to all the fishes of Great Britain WJ Gordon 1902 i


Our country's fishes and how to know them - a guide to all the fishes of Great Britain WJ Gordon 1902 e



Our country's fishes and how to know them - a guide to all the fishes of Great Britain WJ Gordon 1902 b


Our country's fishes and how to know them - a guide to all the fishes of Great Britain WJ Gordon 1902 d


Our country's fishes and how to know them - a guide to all the fishes of Great Britain WJ Gordon 1902 a


'Our Country's Fishes and How to Know Them : a Guide to all the Fishes of Great Britain / by W.J. Gordon with every species illustrated in colour, and many sketches in outline by A. Lambert'
[1902] is hosted by the Biodiversity Heritage Library (on behalf of the Library of the University of California). The images were extracted from the pdf and have been background cleaned a little. This is one of a series of natural history books by Gordon following the "Our Country's.." theme. [A few more pics saved in the set]

Via Biodiversity Heritage Library blog.

9 comments :

Bill said...

More beautiful fish paintings from Ernst Mayr Library Artwork Collection: http://bit.ly/9gpwML

Michele Hush said...

I am suddenly mad for sea skates. Great find.

Carol said...

Thank you for another great set of fish to add to my collection. These are stunning.

Oscar Devonian said...

Exquisite, as per usual. I love the intensity of the colour and pattern.

Sorcerer said...

Wonderful fish paintings!!

Audra said...

Thanks for posting this. I have this set of books sitting on my desk at work right now - some library patron took it upon themselves to slice out the majority of these lovely plates, utterly destroying the book. While it will never be the same, I hope to replace the missing plates with color copies. This is really helpful!

peacay said...

Oh hi Audra!
That's awful and sad. If you're looking to take copies, you might want to contact BDHL or UCL: I'd be surprised if they wouldn't supply high quality printable images.

Audra said...

That's a great idea. I should send you a photo of what the books look like with the tags for all the missing pages.

peacay said...

Audra's vandalised Britfish book: one, two.

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