Alfred-Edmond Brehm, Z. Gerbe - Merveilles de la nature. L'Homme et les animaux - 1869/1873

Description
Alfred-Edmond Brehm, Z. Gerbe - Merveilles de la nature. L'Homme et les animaux - 1869/1873
Science (general) - Quantity: 4 - tipped in plates - Book

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.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
4
Subject
Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Alfred-Edmond Brehm, Z. Gerbe
Book Title
Merveilles de la nature. L'Homme et les animaux
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1869
Publication year youngest item
1873
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
French
Original language
No
Publisher
Paris, Librairie J. B. Baillière et fils
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Extras
tipped in plates
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