The Sea (La Mer)

By Michelet, M. J.

SKU# 17951

$ 50.00

Pp. viii, (2), (11)-405.  Publisher’s original dark green pebble cloth, spine is lettered in gilt and with gilt floral decorations at the base of the spine, front and rear covers are elaborately-stamped in blind, salmon-pink endpapers, 8vo.  According to the London Athenaeum, this work ‘is another of M. Michelet’s dreamy volumes, half science and half fancy with a blending in both of sensuous suggestion.’  The author ‘discourses upon marine terrors and beauties (from the frontis-matter of the work).  Small nineteenth century sailing-ship bookplate of P. Dorr on front endpaper.  This could be Ebenezer Pearson Dorr (1817 – 1881) who was a merchant sailor, insurance executive, and meteorologist.  Dorr was born in Hartford, Vermont.  In 1838, Dorr settled in Buffalo, New York, and became a sailor on the Great Lakes (modified after Wiki).

Publisher Follett, Foster and Co.
Publisher Place New York
Date Published 1863
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First American edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description A touch of light marginal foxing to the first 20 pages of the text; a very bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
ISBN
Limited Edition