Les Nouvelles Conquêtes de la Science. [4 volumes].
by FIGUIER, Louis (1819-1894).
Paris:: Librairie Illustree, [after 1882]., 1882. 4 volumes. 4to. , iii, , 644; [iv], 644; [iv], 644; [iv], 614 pp. 224 + 215 + 263 + 190 figs. (including 4 frontispieces), indexes; foxed. Contemporary quarter tan morocco, marbled boards, gilt spine, raised bands. Small rubberstamps of Paul Sengier, Ingenieur, Charleroi. Very good. A nice set, largely focused on the ways technology allowed people greater freedom to travel. Books: I: Electricity, II: Great Tunnels and Metropolitan Railways, III: The Railways in Both Worlds [new and old], IV: Isthmuses and Canals. PROVENANCE: Paul Sengier (fl. 1882-1902), an engineer, resided in Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL APPLY, PLEASE INQUIRE.
(Inventory #: RW1405)
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