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Bleeker, P. ATLAS ICHTHYOLOGIQUE DES INDES ORIENTALES NÉÉRLANDAISES. Publié sous les Auspices du Gouvernement Colonial Néérlandaises. Tome IV. MURÉNES, SYNBRANCHES, LEPTOCÉPHALES. Washington: Smithsonian, 1985. Facsinmile reprint of the Amersterdam: Muller, 1864 edition. Folio. 132+48 beautifully reproduced full page colour plates. Text in French. Brown imitation leather binding; spine lettering gilt. A fine copy in publisher's box. $ 65.00

Bleeker, P. ATLAS ICHTHYOLOGIQUE DES INDES ORIENTALES NÉÉRLANDAISES. Publé sous les Auspices du Gouvernement Colonial Néérlandais. Tome V. BAUDROIED, OSTRACIONS, GYMNODONTES, BALISTES. Washington: Smithsonian, 1986. Facsimile reprint of the Amsterdam: Muller, 1865 edition Folio. 152pp+37 beautifully reproduced full page colour plates. Text in French. Brown imitation leather: spine lettering gilt. A fine copy in publisher's box. $ 65.00

The Canadian Fishing Company CANFISCO. From Sea to Shelf. Vancouver: The Canadian Fishing Company, 1947. 8vo. iv +160 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Pictorial card covers. Ink name on top cover. A trace musty, else very good. $25.00

Carl, G. C., W. A. Clemens, and C. C. Lindsey THE FRESH-WATER FISHES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. Victoria, The British Columbia Provincial Museum (1959) Third edition. Cr 8vo 192 pp. Illus from 6 colour plates of trout by E.B.S. Logier and half-tones of the other species (some 70 of them) by Frank L. Beebe; range maps. Pictorial card wrappers. A very good copy. $ 15.00 

Clemens, W. A. & G. V. Wilby FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COAST OF CANADA. Ottawa: Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1961. Bulletin No. 68. 2nd edn. Roy 8vo. 443 pp. Illus. with 281 figures from photos, paintings and line drawings; colour frontis and six colour plates by F. L. Beebe and D. B. Denbigh. Geen cloth; gilt lettering to spine and top board. Price inked out on copyright page, else a near fine copy. $ 45.00

Crawford, Stephen S. SALMONINE INTRODUCTIONS TO THE LAURENTIAN GREAT LAKES: An Historical Review and Evaluation of Ecological Effects. Ottawa: NRC Pr, 2001. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 132. Lrg 8vo. xiv+205 pp. Illus from photos, figures and tables. Card covers. In name/date in front page, else very good. $ 30.00

Ellis, Richard DEEP ATLANTIC. Life, Death, and Exploration in the Abyss. New York: Knopf (1996. Roy 8vo ix+395 pp. Illus from photos, early woodcuts and many of the extraordinary denizens of the deep as drawn by Ellis. Half cloth and paper boards. Remainder mark on bottom edge else a fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Foerster, R.E. THE SOCKEYE SALMON. Oncorhynchus nerka. Ottawa: Fisheries Research, 1968. 8vo. xv+422 pp. Illus from photos, charts and diagrams. Blue cloth. Ink initial behind dustwapper flap of paste down, else a fine copy in very good dustwrapper. $ 40.00

Greenwood, Humphry P., Donn E. Rosen, Weitzman and Myers. PHYLETIC STUDIES OF TELEOSTEAN FISHES, WITH A PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING FORMS. NY: Museum of Natural History, 1966. Lrg 8vo. pp 341-455. Illus from drawings. Blue wraps. Creasing and short tear to top cover and title page, else very good or better. $15.00

Hambleton, Jack FISHERMAN'S PARADISE. Toronto: Longmans, Green, 1946. First Edition 8vo. 172 pp. 4 colour plates & 8 plates from photos. Green cloth. A very good copy; lacks dustwrapper. Fishing around Ontario. C$18.50

Hildebrand, Samuel F. & William C. Schroeder FISHES OF CHESAPEAKE BAY. Neptune: T.F.H., 1972. Reprint of the 1928 Smithsonian edition. 8vo. 388 pp. Illus from drawings and tables. Pictorial boards. Ink name/date on front free endpaper, else near fine. $ 20.00

Hoese, H. Dickson & Richard H. Moore. FISHES OF THE GULF OF MEXICO. Texas, Louisiana, and Adjacent Waters. College Station: Texas A&M University, 1977. 8vo. xvi+327 pp. Illus from colour photos and drawings. Large ink name and date on front free end paper, else about fine in very good dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Johnstone, Kenneth THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS: A History of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada Toronto: Univ of Toronto (1977) 4to xv+341 pp. Illus from photos. Blue pictorial cloth. Extremities and rear panel slightly rubbed else near fine. $ 20.00

Jordan, David Starr & Barton Warren Evermann. AMERICAN FOOD AND GAME FISHES. A Popular Account of All The Species Found in America, North of the Equator, With Keys For Ready Identification, Life Histories and Methods of Capture. NY: Dover, 1969. Facsimile reprint of the last revised edition published in 1923. Lrg 8v0. l+574+69 pp of plates from photos and drawings. Text illus. Card covers. A good used copy, sound and clean. $ 20.00

Kent, Michael L. DISEASES OF SEAWATER NETPEN-REARED SALMONID FISHES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Nanaimo: [Govt of Canada] Dept of Fisheries and Oceans, 1992. 4to 76 pp. Illus from photos in b&w and colour, micrographs and diagrams. Pictorial card wrappers. Near fine. $ 15.00

Klausmeyer, David GUIDE FLIES. How to Tie and Fies the KILLER FLIES from AMERICA'S GREATEST Guides and Fly Shops. Woodstock: Countryman Pr., 2002. 4to. x+118 pp. Illus from colour photos throughout. Khaki boards. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. $20.00

Lagler, Karl F. FRESHWATER FISHERY BIOLOGY. Dubuque: Brown, 1952. New revised edition. 8vo. x+360 pp. Illus from diagrams, photos and charts. Pictorial brown cloth. Name/date on front free endpaper, else near fine in very good dustwrapper. $ 18.50

Lamb, Andy and Bernard P. Hanby MARINE LIFE OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2005. 4to. 398 pp. Over 1,700 colour photos by Bernard P. Hanby of over 1.400 saltwater plants and animals. Seaweed and Annelid Worm Sections in collaboration with Dr. Michael W. Hawkes and Sheila C. Byers respectively. Green boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $75.00

La Rivers, Ira FISHES AND FISHERIES OF NEVADA. Reno: Univ of Nevada (1994). Reprint of the 1962 edition with a new Foreword by Gary Vinyard and James Deacon. Current nomenclature and status of Nevada fishes by Craig Stockwell. 8vo 782 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and maps. Brown cloth, lettering gilt. A fine copy. $ 25.00

Lawrence, R. D. THE SHARK. Nature's Masterpeice. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart (1985) 8vo 187 pp. Illus from drawings. Blue and cream boards. Near fin ein like dustwrapper. $ 17.50

Leim, A. H. & W. B. Scott FISHES OF THE ATLANTIC COAST OF CANADA. Ottawa: Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1966. Bulletin No. 155. Roy 8vo. 485 pp. Illus. from drawings in colour and b/w. Colour frontis. Blue boards; gilt lettering to spine and top board. Light shelf wear and a bit of soiling to rear endpapers, else very good or better, sound copy. $ 40.00

Lydekker, Richard THE ROYAL NATURAL HISTORY. Volume V. Reptiles. Fishes. London: Warne, 1922. Re-issue. Sm 4to. xvi+584pp. 8 chromolithograph plates. Numerous text engravings. Red cloth; spine lettering gilt. Some damp staining to bottom edge of cloth and and to bottom corner of text pages, else a very good copy. $95.00

Malloch, P.D. LIFE HISTORY AND HABITS OF THE SALMON, SEA-TROUT, TROUT. AND OTHER FRESHWATER FISH. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1910. Sm 4to. xvi + 264 pp. Illus from photos and tables. Grey cloth; lettering gilt. Decorated with two photos on top cover. Contemporary ink name/date on front free endpaper. Inner leaf split over rear hinge, binding still firm. Some soiling to boards, else a very good copy, interior bright and clean. $ 100.00

Mariscal, Richard N., ed. EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY. NY: Academic Pr. 1974. 8vo. x+374 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and tables. Blue boards. Ink name/date on front free endpaper, else very good in like dustwrapper. A compendium of research in marine biology. $ 25.00  

Mayden, Richard L. and Bernard R. Kuhajda SYSTEMATICS, TAXONOMY, AND CONSERVATION STATUS OF THE ENDANGERED ALABAMA STURGEON, Scaphirhynchus suttkusi Williams and Clemmer (Actinopterygii, Acipenseridae) N.p. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1996. 8vo 33 pp(241-273). Illus from photos, some in colour, charts, diagrams and drawings. Offprint from COPEIA, 1996 No. 2. $ 10.00

McClane, A. J., ed. MCCLANE'S STANDARD FISHING ENCYCLOPEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL ANGLING GUIDE. New York: Holt, Rinehart (1965). Second Printing. 4to [xii]+1057 pp. Many illustrations from colour photos and paintings and drawings by Richard Younger; maps. Pictorial cloth. Near fine in dustwrapper with minor edgewear. It's all here - from fish biology, geographical guides, flies and lures, angling techniques to fish cookery. $ 30.00

McCormick, Harold W. and Tom Allen with Captain William E. Young SHADOWS IN THE SEA. The Sharks, Skates and Rays. New York: Stein and Day (1978) Reprint of the 1963 edition. 8vo xii+415 pp. Many illus from photos, line drawings and paintings. Card wrappers. A very good copy. $ 15.00

McKay, H. H. FISHES OF ONTARIO. Ottawa: Dept of Lands and Forests (1963). 8vo [xii]+300 pp. Illus from 26 colour plates from paintings; b&w plates, drawings and maps. Green cloth, lettering gilt. Some wear to cloth but a very good copy. $20.00

Mills, D.H., R.J. Roberts & S.J. de Groot, eds. AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT. Oxford: Blackwell, 1987-94. Sm 4to. 21 issues. A couple issues from each year. Illus from charts, photos and figures. Ex-lib. A very good set. $ 100.00

Nelson, Joseph S. and Martin J. Paetz THE FISHES OF ALBERTA. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1992. 2nd Edition. 8vo. xxvi+437 pp. Illus from colour photos, drawings and maps. Pictorial laminated boards. Ink name and date on front free endpaper, else a fine copy. $ 25.00

Netz, Martin J. & Joseph S. Nelson THE FISHES OF ALBERTA. Edmonton: Govt of Alberta (1970) 8vo vi+282 pp. Illus from photos, many in colour + 7 colour plates from paintings; maps; rear map in colour. Green cloth, map endpapers. Faint tape tracks on free endpapers, else near fine in some worn pictorial d/w with ink mark on top panel. $ 25.00

Post, George TEXTBOOK OF FISH HEALTH. NJ: T.F.H. Pub., (1987). Revised and Expanded Edition. 4to. 288 pp. Illus. from photos, tables and figures. Pictorial boards. Fine copy. $65.00

Profumo, David & Graham Swift, edited with an introduction by. THE MAGIC WHEEL. An Anthology of Fishing in Literature. London: Heinemann, 1986. 8vo. [xvi]+460 pp. Illus. Blue boards. Small black dot on bottom edge and paper slightly browning, else about fine in like dustwrapper. From 'The Ancient Tradition' to 'The Later Twentieth Century'. $20.00

Randall, John E. CARIBBEAN REEF FISHES. Neptune: T.F.H., 1983. 2nd edn, revised. Sm 8vo. 350 pp. Profusely illus from photos. Laminated pictorial boards. About fine. $ 18.50

Robison, Henry W. and Thomas M. Buchanan FISHES OF ARKANSAS. Fayetteville, Univ of Arkansas [1987] 4to [xviii]+535 pp. Profusely illus from photos, mostly in colour, line drawings and distribution maps. Green cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 50.00

Scott, W. B. and M. G. ATLANTIC FISHES OF CANADA. N.p.: Univ of Toronto Press and Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans, n.d. [ca 1990]. 4to xxx+731 pp. Illus from photos, paintings, drawings, maps. Glossary, bibliography and index. White cloth. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. $ 30.00

Shoemaker, Myron E. FRESH WATER FISHING. A Fisherman's Manual. Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. Reprint. 8vo xiv+218 pp. Illus with nine colour plates showing 18 fish; line drawings and tables. Grey cloth. Head of spine bumped else near fine in very good pictorial dustwrapper worn at spine tips. Gives a thorough descrption of fish, their habitats, life patterns, feeding habits, spawning etc. $ 18.50

Taylor, Leighton SHARKS OF HAWAI'I. Their Biology and Cultural Significance. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Pr., 1993. 8vo. viii+126 pp. Illus from colour photos, drawings and paintings by Michael Cole. Grey boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 17.50

Walford, Lionel, A. MARINE GAME FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COAST FROM ALASKA TO THE EQUATOR. Neptune: T.F.H. for the Smithsonian. 1974. Reproduction of the 1937 edition. Sm 4to. 19+xxx+205+70 pp of plates from colour drawings and b/w photos. Drawings in text. New introduction. Laminated pictorial boards. Ink name/date on front free endpaper, else about fine. $ 28.50