Scientific Review Arts Industry commerce 1899 French 2 vol. set IllustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Periodicals, Illustrated Books, Sciences, Engineering).
Le Nature: Revue des Sciences et de Leurs Application Aux Arts et a L'Industrie, ed. by Henri de Parville.
Published 1899, Paris by Masson et Cie.
2 volumes, each c. 425 pages. Text in French. Profusely illustrated throughout with hundreds of interesting vignettes and full page drawings and wood/ line engravings.
Wonderful range of contents, which includes illustrated reporting about machinery, inventions, bridges and engineering projects, cartography, photography, boats, weather, people and cultures (ethnography), electricity, observatories, natural history, guns and weaponry, early motorcycles, on and on.
Period 1/4 leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt bands, title lettering, & compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers.
Set is over 120 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn and lightly rubbed, covers are strongly and firmly attached, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. This scarce set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this fascinating scarce 19th century pictorial set survives.
Books Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 8" W.