The Desert World. From the French ... Edited and enlarged by the translator of The Bird, by Michelet.
by MANGIN, Arthur.
London:: T. Nelson and Sons. 1869. hardcover. Large 8vo. xi, -624 pp. Half title, with 160 illustrations by W.. Freeman, Foulquier, and Van Dargent. Original full blind and gilt-. stamped red morocco, raised bands, gilt compartmented spine, gilt. title, a.e.g.; edges rubbed. Very good.. With TWO FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS, SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE (one facing right, the other left), showing two cityscapes from a desert area, perhaps from Arabia or elsewhere in the Middle East. Nice example of this form of decoration. The text is especially well-illustrated; author quotes Darwin and Bates and refers to deserts throughout the world, including Australia, Europe, Africa, polar regions, Â“prairies, savannahs, pampas, and llanosÂ”, forests and all kinds of animals associated with these great natural areas. . 2 (Inventory #: FF206)
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