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A History of the Fishes of the British Islands
by Jonathan Couch
Published in London, 1862-65

Original 150-year-old color wood block engravings with some hand-colored finishing
Sheet size: approximately 6.5 x 9.75 inches.


Jonathan Couch
(1789-1870)
A great deal of Jonathan Couch's varied work was published during his lifetime, but his major work was Fishes of the British Islands, published in four volumes between 1862 and 1865. The great work contained 256 water colours and drawings and is of considerable artistic merit as well as being a major contribution to scientific knowledge.


Offered below are original engravings from the 1860s volumes.
Please click on the image to see an enlarged view of the plate.

Cole's Char
Torgoch
$85

Cole's Char
Cole's Char
$85

Willoughby's Char
Willoughby's Char
$85

Alpine Char
Alpine Char
$75

Gray's Char
Gray's Char
$75

Lochleven Trout
Lochleven Trout

Gillaroo
Gillaroo
$80

Bass
Bass

Peal
Peal
$80

Sewen
Sewen
$75

Parr, Samlet
Parr, Samlet
$60

Smelt
Smelt
$65

Hebridal Smelt, Argentine
Hebridal Smelt, Argentine
$65

Sprat, Whitebait
Sprat, Whitebait
$65

Scale-finned Shad, Anchovy
Scale-finned Shad, Anchovy
$75

Spanish Mackarel
Spanish Mackarel
$75

Short-finned Tunny
Short-finned Tunny
$75

Germon [albacore tuna]
Germon [albacore tuna]
$90

Scad
Scad
$65

Derbio
Derbio
$65

Plain Bonito
Plain Bonito

Bonito
Bonito
$80

Swordfish
Swordfish
$85

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