Nouveau Larousse Illustré - 8 delen - 1894/1907 - Encyclopedie; Claude Augé - 1894

Description
Nouveau Larousse Illustré - 8 delen - 1894/1907 - Encyclopedie; Claude Augé - 1894
Biology, Economics, Fashion, Geology, History, Illustrated, Medicine, Militaria, Physics, Reference works, Science (general) - Quantity: 8 - Book

Encyclopedia. Claude Augé - Nouveau Larousse Illustré - Eight volumes - 1894/1907.
First edition of this monumental work in Jugendstil bindings, 8,000 pp.


In good condition.

A very impressive encyclopedia of more than one hundred years old. This is the very first large Larousse that was published. The first volume was published in 1894, the last volume (supplement) was published in 1907. The later published Larousse encyclopedias are based on this work.

What else can be mentioned about this marvellous work? At first, of course, the enormous format: the eight books have a combined weight of almost 40 kilograms. Otherwise the incredible amount of knowledge and information that can be found in these works: almost 8,000 pages with 48,536 engravings, 894 coloured lithographs, 499 maps, all in all gigantic. All of this in gorgeous dark red leather bindings in Jugendstil.
These books were already at the time a valuable possession, only for nobility and the upper middle class.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
8
Subject
Biology, Economics, Fashion, Geology, History, Illustrated, Medicine, Militaria, Physics, Reference works, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Nouveau Larousse Illustré - 8 delen - 1894/1907
Book Title
Encyclopedie; Claude Augé
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1894
Edition
Multiple Books / Editions
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
8000
Dimensions
320×255 mm
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