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Bibliothêque des Merveilles: Les Phares (Library of Marvels: Lighthouses)

by Renard, Léon

Price: $275.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 019556
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hachette
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1881
  • Keywords: LIGHTHOUSES LES PHARES Origin of Lighthouses, The Science of Lighthouses, English Lighthouses (Eddystone, Smalls, Bell-Rock, Skerryvore, Wolf-Rock, North-Unst, Sunderland), French Lighthouses (Corduan, Lighthouses of la Hève, Héaux de Br&eac

Paris: Hachette, 1881. Léon Renard, Bibliothêque des Merveilles: Les Phares (Library of Marvels: Lighthouses). In French. Paris: Hachette, 1881. Stated third edition. Hardcover bottom, half-leather. 7" 1/4 x 4" 3/4. 260 pp., 49 engravings. An interesting and graphic-intensive book on lighthouses, including chapters on: The Origin of Lighthouses, The Science of Lighthouses, English Lighthouses (Eddystone, Smalls, Bell-Rock, Skerryvore, Wolf-Rock, North-Unst, Sunderland), French Lighthouses (Corduan, Lighthouses of la Hève, Héaux de Bréhat, Les Triagoz), Iron Lighthouses, Light Ships and other signaling devices, The International Association of Lighthouses of the World, Life at the Lighthouses, Shipwrecked People. Very light foxing present, hand-written inscription on presentation page: "Paris 3.XI.1902 and hand signature unreadable. Very good condition in solid binding.. Half-Leather. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.