image houghton w_british fresh-water fishes_v1_1879_front board
Image number: RS.13497
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Fisherman with catch

Date

1879

Creator - Organisation

William Mackenzie, Publisher

Library reference

RCN45159

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 375mm
width (page): 278mm

Subject

Biology
   > Natural history
Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Decorative design showing an angler in waders, carrying a large fish through reeds. The scene is contained within an oval framing device using a fin-shaped border, with swallows in flight. The title and author are printed as part of the design.

Detail from the front cover of the book British fresh-water fishes by W Houghton, vol.1 (London, William Mackenzie, 1879).

William Houghton (1828-1895) British naturalist and clergyman, was a Fellow of the Linnean Society.

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > United Kingdom