Figuier, Louis & Robert Wilson (Editor)
Title The Human Race. By Louis Figuier. Newly Edited and Revised By Robert Wilson
Book Condition Very Good (Plus)
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus
Publisher London, Paris & New York Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1880
Seller ID 004271
London, Paris & New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1880. Louis Figuier (1819-1894) abandoned research to write popular science books such as this; in his very interesting Preface, the engineer/editor Robert Wilson complains that his science was not very good! Nonetheless, this is an interesting book, and uncommon. No publication date; Quercus assumes it to be circa 1880. Brown decorative cloth binding; stamped and filled in black on the front cover; black and gilt on the spine. Clean text; x, 621 pages, indexed. With 242 great black-and-white illustrations. Bookplate of the illustrator J.Carl Pehl (1872-1959) on the front paste-down. Rubbed at the margins, but remains sound and quite attractive. . First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.