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Studies of Fresh Water Fish.
Studies of Fresh Water Fish. Drawn on stone from Nature, and respectfully dedicated (with permission) to S. Gurney, Jun.r, Esq.r, (Carshalton) by his obedient Serv.t. H.y Leonidas Rolfe. 1851.
Published by the Artist at his Studio, Shorter's Court, Throgmorton S.t City.
Oblong folio, contemporary half morocco gilt, with marbled boards, red morocco gilt title label on front board; lithographed illustrated title pasted on original wrapper; 7 tinted lithographs on thick paper, mounted on stubs, each sheet approx. 355 x 540mm (14 x 21¼"). Binding worn, plates with some surface soiling and spotting, two plates with bottom right corner knocked.
The plates are: Pope, Minnow, Perch, Gudgeon; Barbel, Bream, Chub; Eel, Roach, Dace, Bleak; Tench, Carp; Trout; Graylng; Pike. The set of plates by Henry Leonidas Rolfe (1823-81). As the plates were issued loose in wrappers, complete sets are unusual and very scarce.
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