Journeys Through France (1897) by H.A. Taine
Hippolyte Adolf Taine (1828 – 1893) was an influential French critic and historian. He had a special relationship, in particular, with Emile Zola. This book is one of his earlier works, written in the form of a diary. In the 1860s M. Taine traveled throughout France, taking notes as he went, recording observations on daily life in the provinces. He also includes commentary about social and economic matters, as well as generalizations on French life and habits.
Hardbound, First Printing, 296 pages, with seven black and white illustrations, 8 x 5-1/2 inches, Henry Holt & Co., New York, 1897. This vintage book is in VG+ condition with minor edge wear on the front and back cover, and some light stains along a modest portion of the interior binding.