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Descriptions of fish and fishing methods, including laws and regulations concerning fishing

DRALET, Eugène François.
Considérations sur l'histoire naturelle des poissons, sur la pêche et les lois qui la régissent.
Toulouse, J.M. Douladoure, 1821. 8vo. Contemporary half vellum. 116 pp.
€ 750
Rare first edition of an ichthyological work by Eugène François Dralet (1757-1844), conservator of forest and water in the 12th arrondissement in France. It describes several common species of fresh- and saltwater fish (carp, trout, salmon, bream, etc.), various fishing and angling methods, and laws and regulations concerning fishing at sea and in rivers and lakes.
With some occasional minor foxing. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities and boards slightly soiled. A very good copy. Westwood & Satchell, Bibl. piscatoria, p. 80; WorldCat (7 copies).
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Maritime history  >  Fishery & Whaling
Natural history  >  Fishes / Ichthyology