Item #31440 Les Contrastes de la Nature.
Les Contrastes de la Nature.
Les Contrastes de la Nature.
Les Contrastes de la Nature.
Les Contrastes de la Nature.
Les Contrastes de la Nature.
Les Contrastes de la Nature.
Les Contrastes de la Nature.
(Movable Book)

Les Contrastes de la Nature.

Brussels: Libraries de l'Office de Publicité, (c. 1850). Six hand-colored, movable double-engravings; one engraving is half-pasted from the top, another from the bottom, and their remaing halves are pasted together to create a flap that the reader may flip down to see one image and up to see the other. Here the technique is put to apt geographic use as a visual and mechanical aid to accompanying descriptions of different climates: Africa/the Mediterranean Sea, a medieval estate/a prehistoric cave, polar ice caps/an Icelandic volcano, European mountains/the American frontier, northern Europe/Egypt; Switzerland/Mauritius.

16mo. (12)pp. Bound in orange paper wrappers with a decorative upper cover, which suffers a small chip at the upper left corner. Some soiling to exterior, trace interior foxing, shelf-toning to rear cover, else near fine. Item #31440

Price: $2,500.00