Here are four volumes (undated but mid to late 1800s) from Brehm's voluminous books on the natural world. There are four volumes in this collection (numbered 1-4) and two are on man and mammals, two on birds. This is the complete set as translated into French.
They are very heavy and substantial (and heavy) quartos, with all edges gilt and red original publishers half sheepskin. Pages: XXI + 765 + 870 + 790 + 905 pages.
Some of the corners are rubbed and so too the edges of the spines, but in general they look just fine and are structurally very sound.
The text is in double columns and this means that the scope of these four huge volumes is extensive. The writing on humans and apes, and the range of coverage of birds are very pleasing. The full page plates as well as the hundreds of in-text illustrations are also very attractive.
A lovely set in unusually excellent condition.
- Number of Books
- Science (general)
- Author/ Illustrator
- Alfred-Edmond Brehm, Z. Gerbe
- Book Title
- Merveilles de la nature. L'Homme et les animaux
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Publication year youngest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Paris, Librairie J. B. Baillière et fils
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- tipped in plates