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Maine-et-Loire - Manuscript - DESVAUX (Auguste-Nicaise). Statistical essay on the communes of the department of Maine-et-Loire : preceded by a Note on the physical, political and administrative geography of the same department, by M. Adville. Sl, sd [1844].
In-8, 491 pp., covered with a fine and readable handwriting (about 20 lines per page), ruled leaves, green half-basane with corners, smooth decorated spine, speckled tr. (binding of the time). Corners and spine a little rubbed.
This is the manuscript copy made in 1844 by Auguste Ménière (cf. final mention p. 491) of two already published texts: La Notice sur la géographie physique, politique et administrative du département de Maine-et-Loire, by Jean-Gabriel Adville (1781-1871), given in several issues of the Annuaire statistique de Maine-et-Loire in 1836 and 1838; La Statistique du Maine-et-Loire (Angers, Pavie, 1834) by the naturalist Auguste-Nicaise Desvaux (1784-1856): only the text is reproduced, not the atlas plates.
(Cf. Port (Célestin): Dictionnaire historique, géographique et biographique de Maine-et-Loire (II, 655)).