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British Fresh-Water Fishes
by Reverend William Houghton
printed by Benjamin Fawcett and published by William MacKenzie of London in 1879

Original 135-plus-year-old Colour Wood Engravings (chromoxylographs) after illustrations by A.F. Lydon


Sheet size: approximately 10.5 x 14.5 inches (about 26.7 x 36.8 cm).

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Rev. Wm Houghton
One of the most beautiful late Victorian books on British fishes. The excellent plates are by Frank Lydon who also drew the plates for Couch's work on fishes. The book treats the natural history of various species of fishes, amongst which are many salmons, that are known to occur in the rivers, lakes, and ponds of the British Isles. "The high sales figures achieved by many popular Victorian natural history books were largely proportional to the quantity and quality of the pictures in them. Victorians, too, liked pretty pictures... without A.F. Lydon's colour-printed plates, few would have been willing to discover what natural curiosities the Revd W. Houghton and his offspring encountered on their walks in the country and by the seaside " (Dance p. 206).
Please click on thumbnail for enlarged view. We also have the river scenes from this volume, click here to see them.

Grilse, or Young Salmon


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Grilse, or Young Salmon

$65

some foxing and edge/corner wear

Salmon (Male)


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Salmon (Male)

$75

some foxing and edge/corner wear

Sturgeon


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Sturgeon

$65

some foxing and edge/corner wear

Pike


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Pike

$70

some foxing and edge/corner wear

Gudgeon and Barbel


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Gudgeon, Barbel

$50

Ruffe and Miller's Thumb


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Ruffe and Miller's Thumb

$50

Tench


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Tench

$50

Golden Tench


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Golden Tench

$50

Common Bream


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Common Bream

$50

Pomeranian Bream, White Bream


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Pomeranian Bream, White Bream

$50

Azurine, Dobule, Rudd


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Azurine, Dobule, Rudd

$50

chub


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Chub

$50

Roach


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Roach

$50
(minor foxing in margins)

Allis Shad, Twaite Shad


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Allis Shad, Twaite Shad

$50

Pollan, Powan


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Pollan, Powan

$50

Graining, Dace


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Graining, Dace

$50

Spined Loach, Minnow, Loach, Bleak


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Spined Loach, Minnow, Loach, Bleak

$50

Burbot


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Burbot

$50

Crucian Carp, Prussian Carp


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Crucian Carp, Prussian Carp

$50

The various river scene wood engravings from this volume may be seen here.
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