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Fishes, Crayfishes, and Crabs: Louis Renard's Natural History of the Rarest Curiosities of the Seas of the Indies

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Series: Foundations of Natural History

Edited By: Louis Renard and Theodore W Pietsch

480 pages, Two-volume work, slipcased. 100 col plates, 107 illus

Johns Hopkins University Press

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #48007 | ISBN: 0801847907
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About this book

First published in 1719 and exceptional in its day for 460 brilliantly coloured copper engravings, Renard's treatise on the marine life of the East Indies has been dismissed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries because of its apparent embellishment, exaggeration, and even falsification. This book reexamines this classic work in the light of modern scholarship, and also contains a facsimile of the original text, plus translation, as well as extensive notes of Renard's life and how he came to write this remarkable book.

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