Noel, M. FR. and M. Carpentier.
Nouveau dictionnaire des origines, inventions et decouvertes, dan les arts, les sciences, la geographie, le commerce, l'agriculture, etc. . . Tomes 1 & 2Paris: Chez Janet et Cotelle, Libraires, 1827. 689p, 2p. publisher's ad; 871p. 21 cm. Printed double column. Bound in contemporary calf with leaf patterned covers framed by decorative gilt rule; gilt decorated spine with black and red morocco title labels in gilt; yellow and red speckled edges; marbled endpapers. Spine ends and edges rubbed slightly rubbed; pp. iii-vi are almost detached; foxing; prior owner's neat signature on the verso of the front free endpapers. Two beautifully bound volumes in very good condition.