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Ichthyological study of two shad species, including one twaite shad, Alosa agone [bottom], here styled Clupea salv [top] and Agone salv [bottom].
Printed inscription: ‘1. Clupea Salv. A Shad./ 2. Agone Salv./ Tab. P. 3. Sumptibus D. Sam. Pepys Praes: S: R.’ with further handwritten annotation ‘ The Mother of the Herrings/  An idem piscis cum prioire./ Agonus, Sardella, Alosa, Clupea, sint idem piscis atate & loco variegati’. Numbered ‘108’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate P:3 from De historia piscium libri quatuor, by Francis Willughby and John Ray (Oxford, 1686).
Francis Willughby (1635-1672), British naturalist, was an Original Fellow of the Royal Society.
John Ray (1627-1705), British naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1667.
Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) British naval official and diarist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1665 and served as President between 1684-1686.
- Image reference: RS-20694
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