A. Gréhan / Edouard Corbière, Eugène Sue, Fulgence Girard, Auguste Jal - La France Maritime fondée et dirigée par Amédée Gréhan, sous le patronage du Ministre de la Marine - 1852
Very beautiful copy of France Maritime, monumental work which aims to present nautical science in literary and picturesque forms.
Collective work produced under the direction of A. Gréhan and under the patronage of the Ministry of the Navy.
Estimated for the very beautiful illustration composed of 200 splendid steel engravings inset, including the 4 frontispieces (fully checked) made after Gilbert, Morel, Garneray, Besson etc.
There are European, French and overseas ports, famous sailors, scenes of life, shipwrecks, battles and naval constructions.
Encyclopedic sum of the navy of the time, to which the first maritime novelists contributed (Edouard Corbière, Eugène Sue, Fulgence Girard, Auguste Jal). The texts presented are sea stories or reports, extracts from French or foreign newspapers or magazines, letters from readers, or Lloyd's press releases. A table of contents classifies the articles into categories (shipwrecks, steam navigation, information concerning the navy, navigation, piracy, maritime penal code, nautical tables, voyages, phenomena, varieties, biographies, various news, views and drawings , peaches, bibliography, seafarers' walls, fine features, obituary). This innovative work in its time participated in the birth of the maritime novel in France.
AUTHOR: A. Gréhan (born in 1802 in Lorient, died in 1879
TITLE: Maritime France founded and directed by Amédée Gréhan, under the patronage of the Minister of Marine and all the special, scientific and literary authorities.
EDITOR: Paris, Dutertre, 1852-1853. (2nd edition after the original from 1837-1842) Complete in 4 tommes bound in 2 In -4 volumes of 29.3x20.5 approximately 400 pages per volume + 200/200 plates.
The 4 volumes are covered with two good quality bindings in burgundy demi-chagrin, spine with 5 nerves, author and title with gilded letters, pretty golden & repeated fleuron, the nerves are underlined with cold fillets, dishes in red calico.
Copy with large margins.
Very good general condition, solid and decorative bindings, the leather has minor defects of use. The percaline passed, corners a little damaged. Fresh and clean interior. In volume 2 small marginal wetting from page 130. Practically without foxing.
Rare in such good condition.
- Number of Books
- Fine Bindings, Illustrated, Marine, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- A. Gréhan / Edouard Corbière, Eugène Sue, Fulgence Girard, Auguste Jal
- Book Title
- La France Maritime fondée et dirigée par Amédée Gréhan, sous le patronage du Ministre de la Marine
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 29.3×20.5 cm