The Bird

By: Michelet, Jules; E., A. (Translator)

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


Contemporary red leather binding with beautiful gilt border decorations on front and back covers. Gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Raised band. All edges gilt. 6 3/4" x 10." 340 pages, complete. 210 black and white illustrations, complete. Former ownership inscription in blue ink on a front flyleaf: "Carrie's[?] Christmas 1868, From Ovando[?]." Introduction in the front; Illustrative Notes in the back. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Front hinge slightly worn. A Fine copy. This book is replete with beautiful illustrations of birds and natural scenery by Hector Giacomelli. The first book of Jules Michelet's trilogy. Excerpt from the Translator's Introduction: "'L'Oiseau,' or 'The Bird,' was first published in 1856. It has since been followed by 'L'Insecte' and 'La Mer'; the three works forming a trilogy which few writers have passed in grace of style, beauty of description, and suggestiveness of sentiment. 'L'Oiseau' may be briefly described as an eloquent defence of the Bird in its relation to man, and a poetical exposition of the attractiveness of Natural History. It is animated by a fine and tender spirit, and written with an inimitable charm of language."

Title: The Bird

Author Name: Michelet, Jules; E., A. (Translator)

Illustrator: Giacomelli, Hector

Categories: Literature, Philosophy and Religion, Birds and Bugs,

Publisher: London, England, T. Nelson and Sons: 1869

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 020801

Keywords: Philosophy. History. Politics. Political science. Science. Natural history. Biology. Zoology. Birds. Ornithology. Fauna. Animals. Bird illustrations. Bird drawings. Bird art. Animal illustrations. Animal drawings. Animal art. Prose. Treatises. Essays. The Bird. L'Oiseau. Jules Michelet. Hector Giacomelli. A E. SG-91.,