Oppian's Halieuticks of the Nature of Fishes and Fishing of the Ancients in V. Books.
147847 Translated from the Greek, with an account of Oppian's life and writings, and a catalogue of his fishes. 9" x 5.5", an attractive copy, complete with list of subscribers in early blindstamped calf, published at Oxford in 1722. The first English translation by Draper and Jones of the celebrated classic on fishing by 2nd Century Greco-Roman poet Oppian. A very good copy, with no foxing, base of backstrip worn, the armorial bookplate of W. Wynne on front pastedown, and his signature at the head of the title page, e.p. hinges cracked, engraved title vignette. $1495.00AUD
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