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The Iconographic Encyclopedia of the Arts and Sciences. 7 Vols


Published by F.A. Brockhaus, Prague, 1886
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Quarto. 420, Original tan leather with gilt lettering on red and black bands of spine. Decorative endpapers. Frontispieces in all seven volumes. Translated from the German Bilder-Atlas, revised and enlarged by eminent American specialists. Beautifully illustrated with nearly 600 steel, wood and lithographic prints from the original plates with more than 12,000 separate figures. Over 100 plates exclusively prepared for this edition. Volume 1: Anthropology and ethnology. V. 2: Prehistoric archeology; history of culture with a continuation on modern civilization. V. 3: Sculpture and painting, ancient art, mediaeval. V. 4: Architecture, amplified by a continuation of modern European architecture and by an addition on American architecture. V. 5: Constructive arts, augmented by extensive additions embracing the most recent inventions and the latest applications of the natural forces in the domain of: Building and engineering. V. 6: Applied mechanics, augmented by Robert Grimshaw. V. 7: Principles of geology. Binding scuffed at edges; starting at hinges volume I and VI. Chips at top and bottom of volumes I and VI; black band lose though attached at volume VI; creasing and closed tears on spine volumes I, II, IV, VI, and VII. Binding in overall fair, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34944

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Title: The Iconographic Encyclopedia of the Arts ...

Publisher: F.A. Brockhaus, Prague

Publication Date: 1886

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First American edition.

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