Paris: Chez Méquigon-Marvis. Libtraire, rue de L'École de Médecine, 1818.
First Collected edition. Mises en ordre et Précédées de la Vie de l'Auteur, par L. Aimé-Martin. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author in volume I and numerous other engraved plates throughout. 12 vols. 8vo (8-1/4 height; widith 1-14 inches, but varies slightly; 14 inches in total length. Full contemporary brown sprinkled calf, gilt spine with contrasing leather spine labels. Spines uniformly darkened a little, small chip from one label, otherwise a fine, clean, attractive set Brunet V 57. Item #25268
Chiefly remembered today for his Paul et Virginie, Barnardin de Saint-Pierre was also a naturalist who wrote extensively on the harmony and order of nature. Paul et Virginie, in fact, appears in Volume IV of his Etudes de la Nature. This is the first collected edition of his works, published four years after his death in 1814.
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