ARTEDI, Peter. ~ Ichthyologia sive opera omnia de piscibus, scilicet: Bibliotheca ichthyologica. Philosophia ichthyologica. Genera piscium. Synonymia specierum. Descriptiones specierum. Omnia in hoc genere perfectiora, quam antea ulla. Posthuma vindicavit, recognovit, coaptavit & edidit Carolus Linnæus... Leyden: Conrad Wishoff, 1738.
Five parts in one vol, 8vo (194 × 115 mm), pp. , 66, , , 1-80, 71-92; , , 84, ; , 118, ; , 112, , including part titles. Woodcut initials and head-pieces. Some light spotting and browning, slightly heavier on earlier and later leaves, light old inkstain to extreme lower margin of the first 10 leaves. Contemporary half calf, sprinkled paper covered sides, panelled spine with four raised bands. Corners bumped, some wear to edges, but a good copy.
First edition of Artedi’s most important work, the first fully scientific survey of fish, published after his untimely death by his close friend Linnaeus. It contains dedications to George Clifford (the great natural history collector), Ljunberg and Biur and contains a biography of the author by Linnaeus. Waller 11771.