1859. Item #75779
FIGUIER, Louis. LES MERVEILLES DE LA SCIENCE; Ou, Description Populaire des Inventions Modernes. Paris: Furne, Jouvet Et Cie, . In French. 752 pages. The first 188 pages are devoted to photography while the following 20 focus on stereoscopy. The text is thoroughly illustrated with 612 engravings and diagrams. Small 4to., (purple) marbled paper sides backed in purple calf, all edges speckled. Volume is rubbed and edgeworn, especially at the bottom-edge where there is a short closed tear to the heel and the board paper is worn. Outer fore-corners are bumped. Attractively set two-column text shows some foxing throughout. Good plus.