Encyclopaedic information on natural sciences and anthropology. Written by German scientists, absorbing all the new knowledge appearing at the beginning of the 20th Century. The most important concepts and theories on civilisations, the history of the earth, the structure of the cosmos and the origins of animals and man. Interesting factual material, combined with a wealth of illustrations and folding plates makes this a wonderful set.
5 vols., 4to., gift edition, translated from the German by A. S. Dogelia, 200 plates (coloured and black & white) and a further 1,500 within the text, beautiful Arts and Crafts-style half calf binding with gold embossing on spine and covers, as well as hammered brass onlay, slight wear to corners. a fine set.
Stock ID: 97730