Histoire Des Meteores Et Des Grands Phenomenes De La Nature
Green cloth 8vo, 408pp. A handsome work of popular science, meteorology and astronomy. Illustrated with copious engravings and complete with both chromolithograph plates, including a stunning color spectrum of the elements. All edges gilt. Very Good with rubbing to extremities, most pronounced at the corners. Discoloration to endpapers and intermittent foxing throughout the textblock, but otherwise clean and square. Covers a range of phenomena in natural history, science and astronomy, including heat, light, wind, hurricanes, volcanos, oceans, polar seas, shooting stars, and beyond. Delivered with a dramatic flair for a general audience. A nice first edition of a popular work that enjoyed several subsequent editions.