[ Paris ]: Imprimerie du Service géographique 1898. Volume 1 ONLY (of 2). XVIII, 341 pages. Maroon cloth boards (now faded) with wear,cloth at joints starting but holding. Original wrappers (browned, brittle) bound in. Later endpapers lacking. Ex-library copy (properly withdrawn). Small pasted overlay at base of front wrapper "Ouvrage couronne par l'Academie des Sciences". Lightly browned throughout, but not brittle. A good working copy. This volume contains the following sections: "Les Cassini; Les Ingenieurs Geographes; La Carte au 80.000. Travaux des commissions.; La Carte au 80.000. Direction" Good. Cloth. 
This volume also has a very nice selection of plates showing historic instruments that were used in surveying and cartography, and would be useful to the collector or historian of those objects. Loosely translated: "Geographical Service of the Army. The map of France. 1750-1898. Volume I Historical study."