Crystallography

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Gemmarum e...
Boodt, A., De
Gemmarum et lapidum historia, quam olim edidit Anselmus Boetius de Boot Brugensis, Rudolphi II. Imperatoris medicus. Nunc vero recensuit, à mendis repurgavit, commentariis, & pluribus, melioribusque figuris illustravit & multo locupletiore indice auxit, Adrianus Toll Lugd. Bat. M. D.
Lugdunum Batavorum, Joannis Maire, 1636. Two parts in one. Small 8vo (17.0 x 10.7 cm). Title page with wood-engraved vignette; [vi], 576 pp., [xxi] pp., two folded wood-engraved tables and numerous woodcuts in the text (among which the famous full page: "de Crystallo et pseudo Adamante". Contemporary vellum with manuscript title on the spine.
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€1,900.00
Second edition of De Boodt's fundamental manual on mineralogy and gemmology
Traité des...
Brard, C. P.
Traité des pierres précieuses, des porphyres, granits, marbres, albatres, et autres roches propres a recevoir le poli et a orner les monumens publics et les edifices particuliers; suivi de la description des machines dont on se sert pour tailler, polir, et travailler ces pierres; et d'un coup d'oeil général sur l'art du marbrier; ouvrage utile aux joailliers, lapidaires, bijoutiers; aux architectes, décorateurs, etc., etc.
Paris, F. Schoell, 1808. 8vo (21.0 x 13.4 cm). Half title, title pages, xxvii, 565 pp., eight [5; 3] engraved plates of which several are larger, folded. Near contemporary half-vellum over marbled boards. Spine with green morocco label with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€800.00
The lapidary at work in the early 19th century
Encyclopéd...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres mis en ordre par Mons. Diderot. Histoire naturelle. Règne mineral.
Paris, Diderot et d'Alembert, 1768. Folio (43.2 x 27.2 cm). 4 pp., 130 plates (partly folded). Disbound.
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€2,000.00
The rare, important and profusely illustrated mining and mineralogy section of the first true encyclopaedia
Tableau co...
Haüy, [R. J.]
Tableau comparatif des résultats de la cristallographie et de l'analyse chimique, relativement à la classification des minéraux.
Paris, Courcier, 1809. 8vo (19.7 x 12.9 cm). lvi, 312 pp., four folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title.
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€900.00
First edition of Hauy's survey of crystallography and chemical analysis in relation to the classification of minerals
Selectae e...
Linnaeus, C.
Selectae ex amaenitatibus academicis Caroli Linnaei, dissertationes ad universum naturalem historiam pertinentes, quas edidit, et additamentis auxit (L. B. e S.I.).
Graz, Typis Haeredum Widmanstadii, 1764. 8vo (20.1 x 13.5 cm). [xiv], 316 pp. with three folding engraved plates. Contemporary red boards with gilt vignettes on the spine. Mottled edges.
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€350.00
A collection of eight dissertations and one oration, all written by Linnaeus
Eléments d...
Rose, G.
Eléments de cristallographie.
Paris, Hachette et Firmin Didot, 1834. 8vo (19.9 x 12.7 cm). 270 pp.; title page (to IIe partie - planches ), 12 pp., 10 double-sized engraved plates with 121 figures, numbered 1-108 (plates I-IX), and 1-13 (plate X). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€600.00
Rare classic work on crystallography. Not in Sinkankas.