Couch Fish  1.

Antique Fish prints by Jonathan Couch from: "History of the Fishes of the British Islands" published in four volumes between 1862 and 1865. This great work contained 256 water colours and drawings .He made hundreds of drawings of the fish he dissected, keeping a jet of water over each specimen so that he could paint their fresh brilliance before the colours faded. Original antique  woodblock prints that are the result of the collaboration of three of the most talented men of the era:  Couch drew the fish from nature; Alex F. Lydon prepared the woodblocks; and Benjamin Fawcett printed the plates ( as in Morris's Birds and Houses etc) . The colour woodblock prints were then finished with hand colouring by locals in Polperro ! Published in London, Page size: 16.5 x 25 cm ( 6.5 x 9.8 ") Image sizes vary
 Jonathan Couch (1789-1870), was a country doctor from Polperro, a small fishing village in Cornwall.  Couch, an authority on fishes, also did the sketches which were finished by Alexander Lydon, with the wood block engraving by Benjamin Fawcett.   Many of the engraved plates were finished by hand. Many have minor flaws if an exact condition report is needed ask Couch Fish now getting in alphabetical order a-b 



 

Red Bandfish & Variety
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x3

 



Ray's Bream
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3
 




White Bream
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2
 


Couch's Sea Bream
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3..
 



Greenland Bullhead
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted ..x
 



Common Sea Bream
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3 ..
 


1. Allis Shad

Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  ..x 2
 



Alpine Char
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  ..x 1


Atherine


Azurine

Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  ..x 2
 



Scale Finned Shad & Anchovy
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  ..x 2




Boier's Atherine & Atherine
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  ..
 


Barbel
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  ..





Angler Fish
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 4
 


Hebridean Smelt & Argentine
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted
 


Short Sea Bream
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted.x 2
 


Spanish Bream
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 4 ..
 





Lake Bream
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3..
 





Stone  Bass
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted oddly shaded pic actually .x 1

 


Arctic Chimera
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmountedx 2
 


Bergylt
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2..
 


Bib
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmountedx 2
 



Bleak
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted..x 2
 



Bubalis
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 4
 


Burbolt
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 4 
 



Brill
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x2
 


Bogue
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted ..x
 



Bonito
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted; .grubby + 1 perfect

 



Plain Bonito
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3
 



Becker
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3 ..one with marks in margin but better colour
 


Bass

Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted
 
 



Boarfish
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmountedx 2
 


Butterfish
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 4
 




Butterfly Blenny
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted better than picx 2
 



Viviparous Blenny
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 5
 



Yarrell's Blenny
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 4
 





Burton Skate
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2
 


Bordered ray
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted;x3
 


Blennoid, Shanny, Montagu's Blenny
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3
 

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