1868 Rare Victorian Book ~ The BIRD by Jules Michelet with 210 illustrations by Giacomelli
Author : Jules Michelet.
Title : The Bird.
Publisher : London Edinburgh ; New York : T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, 1868. First English edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 9.5 "X 7 "
Pages : 340 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good decorated original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight, rare foxing or staining - mainly on first and last pages - as shown).
Illustrations : Including 210 illustrations by Giacomelli.
The book : Beautiful attractive first english edition of this classic "Victorian" publication on natural history by Michelet. The first of his series of four books: L'Oiseau (The Bird), 1856; L'Insecte (The Insect), 1857; La Mer (The Sea),1861; and La Montagne (The Mountain), 1868. In L'Oiseau (The Bird), the subject of natural history was a new subject with Michelet to which his wife introduced him, it is treated, not from the point of view of mere science, nor from that of sentiment, but from that of the author's fervent pantheism... Rare in the original blue variant of the binding!
The author: Jules Michelet (21 August 1798 – 9 February 1874) was a French historian. He was born in Paris to a family with Huguenot traditions.
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