1840. Item #70890
Edwards, Milne, and Achille Comte. CAHIERS D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE a l'Usage des Colleges et des Ecoles Normales Primaires. Paris, Fortin, Masson & Cie, 1840. Octavo. (viii) 100, 141, 96, 88, 82, 126, 100pp. plus 37 plates and several tables, three of them folding. Fifth edition, revised and enlarged. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. Seven "Cahiers" cover anatomy, zoology, botany and geology, each with five to seven engraved plates, and one hand-colored folding plate showing a geological cross-section. An interesting indication of the high standard of primary education in the sciences at this time. Light wear to extremities, and one hinge of folding plate fragile, else fine.