Title: Beautes Des Lecons De La Nature, 1850
Author: Lille, L. Lefort,
Publisher: Lille, L. Lefort
An extremely scarce mid 19th century edition of Beauties from the lessons of nature, or natural history presented to the mind and to the heart.
Worldcat records four existing copies of this edition in libraries.
This edition is bound in a richly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, adorned with extremely vibrant gilt against a cavalcade of various flowering designs and colors. There is a lithograph central panel.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 263 pages
On note of condition this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding, a small crack to the rear hinge board, and some wear to the spine. There is some foxing throughout, most notably to the page edges.