PERRY EXPEDITION - James Carson BREVOORT (1818-1887)
Notes on Some Figures of Japanese Fish taken from recent specimens by the artists of the U.S. Japan Expedition
Washington: 1856. Quarto. 36pp. Publisher's corrigenda slip inserted following the title. 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates (numbered III-XII, as issued).
Early half morocco and marbled paper covered boards.
Provenance: Samuel Houston MacFarland (bookplate)
Scarce separately issued offprint on the fish encountered on Perry's Japan Expedition.
Based on drawings brought back by the expedition's artists, Brevoort describes 62 species of fishes, including 11 species new to western science.