An extremely rare book, the A SELECTION OF RARE AND CURIOUS FISHES FOUND UPON THE COAST OF CEYLON by John Whitchurch Bennett. Hardcover. Printed for the author in 1851. Bennett was a British army officer and naturalist. He was posted to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1815 to 1827. Contains 30 vibrant color plates. Bears a bookplate of a previous owner on the front endpaper. Spine and edges of boards are rubbed. Lower joint is separated. See images.
Condition: Very good.
rare book: A Selection of Rare and Curious Fishes Found Upon the Coast of Ceylon