French Scientific Review Arts Industry 1897 Illustrated rare 2 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Le Nature: Revue des Sciences et de Leurs Application Aux Arts et a L'Industrie, ed. by Henri de Parville.
Published 1897, 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/ line engravings.
Wonderful range of contents, which includes illustrated reporting about early phonographs, electricity used for devices, railway post cars, submarines, photography, pipes, machinery of different types, Japanese massage, pedicures, catacombs, optical effects, very early automobiles, weather, medical topics, river boats, on and on.
Period 1/4 leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt bands, title lettering, & compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers.
Set is almost 125 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.
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Books Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 8" W.