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RECLUS, Élisée.

The Ocean, Atmosphere and Life....

Being the Second Series of A Descriptive History of the Phenomena of the Life of the Globe. Translated by the Late B. B. Woodward and Edited by Henry Woodward of the British Museum. Illustrated by Two Hundred Maps or Figures Intercalated in the Text and Twenty-Seven Maps Printed in Colour.

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Published: London Chapman and Hall, 1873

Stock Code: 123125

£185
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First English-language edition, first published in French in 1868. This work is the second part of Reclus's seminal La Terre; description des phénomènes de la vie du globe (1867-8).

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (217 x 155 mm). Contemporary blue calf, raised bands to spines, elaborate gilt tooling to compartments, red and brown labels, double gilt border and decorative floral blind-stamped border to covers, enclosing gilt stamp of United Services College on front covers, board edges gilt, marbled endpapers and edges.

Illustrations

15 double plate colour diagrams, 11 single plate colour diagrams.

Condition

Near-contemporary book prize bookplate from United Services College to front pastedowns, bookseller's ticket to front pastedowns. Spine faded, joints and extremities worn, a few mark marks to covers. A very good copy.

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