Anthologies of the Work of the Comte de Lacepede
Hardback 232pp Illustrated 297x230mm
9782759403929   Product Code: 19393
Protege of the naturalist Leclerc de Buffon, the Comte de Lacepede was hired to be the 'keeper' of the French royal natural history collection in the 1780s. Forced out of Paris by the Revolution, Lacepede devoted himself to studying fish and published his five-volume Histoire naturelle des poissons between 1798 and 1803. This book presents extracts from that text and nearly 200 reproductions of its illustrations, depicting many fish that are now lost to us, along with quotations from thinkers, naturalists and poets.