Frederick Warne. 1978 1st edition. Slim 8vo (110 x 195mm). Ppxx,380. Two-colour illustrations throughout, maps, pictorial end-papers. Pictorial boards.
"No longer need there be doubt about the identity of a fish found anywhere in northern Europe; this handy key classifies them all. All freshwater fishes living between Ireland and the Iron Curtain, and from the Arctic to the Alps are included. Every common sea fish between northern Biscay and the Barents Sea, down to a depth of 1000 m (567 fathoms), is included. This is a comprehensive guide which describes more than 350 species and gives maps of their distribution". Authoritative, useful and fits into an overcoat pocket. Increasingly scarce. Chapters include; parts of a fish; fish and man in Europe; lampreys; hagfishes; primitive sharks; sharks; rays; rat-fishes; sturgeons; eels; spiny-eels; herrings and anchovies; whitefishes, trout, salmon, pike etc.; carps, loaches; catfishes; clingfishes; angler fishes; cod fishes, hakes, pearlfishes, rat-tails, eelpouts; flying fishes, garfish, sand smelts; beryx; dory and boat-fish; opah, oar-fish, deal-fish; sticklebacks, pipefishes; scorpion-fishes, gurnards, bullheads; perches etc.; flatfishes; trigger-fish, sun-fishes.