Very good copy of this new revised edition with "a wealth of unpublished information, from various industrial, commercial, agricultural, administrative, historical and military points of view" (preface)
Decorated with many illustrations in & out of text engraved on wood (views of the different French cities according to the municipality). Without the Atlas volume comprising the 115 double-page color maps.
This edition differs from the previous ones with the "Moral Statistics": an absolutely new work where we find information on the movements of the population, suicides, crimes, trials, pauperism etc.
Department by department, this famous series (complete in five volumes, without the atlas) presents the French departments, with the colonies, Alsace and Lorraine in the last volume, despite its annexation by the German Empire since. We will also find in the last volume, a complete Dictionary of the communes of France.
Beautiful copy set in a well-made binding in contemporary brown half-shagreen, title, author and volume number gilded on the spines. Leather on the back, slight rubbing. Solid volumes. Interiors in good fresh condition, rare and light foxing.
Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun
Illustrated France. Geography - History - Administration - Statistics [5 vol.]
Paris, Jules Rouff, 1881
in-4, 29 x 20 cm; Multiple pagination (in deliveries) approx. 800 pages per vol. Complete in 5/5 volumes
Subject: Monumental Malte Brun France Illustrated Geography History 5 vol. 1881