Animal Evolution (1840)

COMTE J Achille [Joseph] 1802-1866

Régne animal disposé en tableaux méthodiques:

Published: Fortin Masson et Cie, Successeurs de Crochard et cie. Paris.

Date: 1840

VG+, 1840, Tall Elephant Folio, 90 pls + TP. In modern, to style, half red morocco, with contemporary red faded boards, some blind tooling, edges lightly bumped and rubbed. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling and titles. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, book label to fpd (William Alexander Murray), [1] engraved title page, [1] blank, [2] introduction, 90 pls (of 90) double page pictorial charts 80*55.5 cms (20 of which were produced at 32 Southampton St, Strand London & the remainder in Paris at Rue de Place de l'Ecole de Medecine, No 13), depicting approximately 5,000 images, new cloth joints, minimal paper repairs. Weighs 10.5 Kg, and is 56.7*44.5*5 cms. Title continues: ouvrage adopté par le Conseil royal de l'instruction publique pour l'enseignement des colléges et autroes etablissements de l'université

Provenance
Bookplate of William Alexander MURRAY

Bibliography
Graesse 315. Brunet 5572. Nissen 938. Crochard 1839 p11

Binding
Half Red Morocco

£3000

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