Saturday, February 13, 2010

FELIX EDWARD GUERIN-MENEVILLE

Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature by Felix Edward Guerin-Meneville was an early encyclopedia of natural history published in 1839. Many editions had hand colored plates, including plates about human anatomy and ethnography.

  
Ethiopians, Mongolians

The title translates as
THE PICTURESQUE DICTIONARY OF NATURAL HISTORY AND THE PHENOMENA OF NATURE.
Containing The history of animals, plants, minerals, Meteors, Principal Physical Phenomena and Natural Curiosities
With details on employment productions of the three kingdoms
In The Uses of Life, The Arts and Crafts and factories.
PREPARED BY A SOCIETY OF NATURAL,
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MR F.-E. GUERIN.

  
Caucasians, Ethiopians, Ethiopians


Engravings from the book are for sale on Ebay Click here to see them for sale on Ebay.

Phrenology, Anatomy


Phrenology


One of the volumes is viewable at Google Books.

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