1800 l'Homme des Champs, ou, les Georgiques Francoises
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
The first edition of this work.
In the original French.
A charming French poem celebrating nature, encouraging the introduction of foreign species of nature to the French country in order to improve it.
Illustrated with a frontispiece.
Written by Jacques Delille, a French poet who barely survived the French Revolution by escaping to England.
Half-title is present.
In a full marbled calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Head of the front board to the front joint is lifting a little. Lacking spine label. A little rubbing to the joints. Some minor marks to the boards and spine. Small amount of loss to the head of the spine, and a small amount of lifting to the head of the spine. Front hinge is starting but firm. Paper to the pastedowns is lifting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with a few light handling marks.
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