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Dictionnaire Universel D'Histoire Et De Gographie

By M. N. Bouillet

1843 - Paris - Hachette

 

 
 


 

DETAILS

 

A very early edition of Bouillets iconic work, which enjoyed so much popularity that Bouillet became a synonym in French for a dictionary.

 

The work ran to a total of 34 editions between 1842 and 1914. Its low price and accessibility endeared it to the public, such that Gustav Vapereau, a contemporary, commented that few books of this size have had such popularity in France.

 

The early editions of this work resulted in the author being criticised by the ecclesiastical establishment. Bouillet was pardoned only when he revised the work in the early 1850s.

 

This copy is from the library of the University of Keele.

CONDITION

In quarter calf. Externally in good condition, with some rubbing to the boards and marks of handling. There is evidence of repair work, with a new leather spine apparently having been attached atop the original cloth. Ex libris, with a bookplate to the front pastedown. There is a stamp to the bookplate and some offsetting. With some small tears to the front free endpaper, and a subtle library stamp to the title page. Internally some foxing throughout, with heavier foxing to the first and last few pages. Firmly bound. Overall: GOOD ONLY


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