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Auflage: 1st edition..
Cloth, dj, F/F. 215pp, decorated endpapers, b/w illustrations, index, a nice fine copy in a dustjacket that is sunned ( badly ) to the rear panel. The true tale of a Giraffe's journey from Africa to the Heart of post-Napoleonic France. She was the first living Giraffe to visit Europe in over 350 years. 400 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 41655
Inhaltsangabe: Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. SIGNED by the author. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages; Physical desc. : 215 p. : ill. , maps, ports. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Giraffe - France - Biography. Zoo animals - France - History - 19th century. France - History - Charles X, 1824-1830. Notes: Subtitle from cover - Includes index.
Inhaltsangabe: In 1826 Zarafa, a Masai giraffe, was presented to Charles X of France by the Viceroy of Egypt. From Parisienne women with their hair coiffured so high they had to sit on the floor of their carriages to men sporting hats and ties in elongated fashion, "a la Girafe" was born.
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