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The foul and the fragrant by Alain Corbin (1986)

£34.99

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Looks at the influence of smells in eighteenth and nineteenth century France, and discusses science, medicine, public health, urban planning, and literature of the period in terms of the sense of smell. Corbin has put the sense of smell on the historical map. and charts the revolution in the threshold of olfactory tolerance between 1750-1880.
Grey cover with bronze lettering on the spine with dust jacket showing drawing of flower and insects with scuffing to edges , dark brown lettering with purple coloured frame on front .In very satisfactory condition throughout

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Author(s):
Corbin Alain
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x 16cm x 3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0674311752
ISBN-13:
9780674311756
Number of pages:
307
Publisher:
Harvard University Press

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Looks at the influence of smells in eighteenth and nineteenth century France, and discusses science, medicine, public health, urban planning, and literature of the period in terms of the sense of smell. Corbin has put the sense of smell on the historical map. and charts the revolution in the threshold of olfactory tolerance between 1750-1880.
Grey cover with bronze lettering on the spine with dust jacket showing drawing of flower and insects with scuffing to edges , dark brown lettering with purple coloured frame on front .In very satisfactory condition throughout

Author(s):
Corbin Alain
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cm x 16cm x 3cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0674311752
ISBN-13:
9780674311756
Number of pages:
307
Publisher:
Harvard University Press

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