Earth Sciences - Geology

Including general geology, mineralogy, volcanology, etc

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["JAM" (R. de Bouillé, Comte)]
[Original watercolour sketches of French landscapes]
[France], no place, no publisher, ca. 1863-1890. 13 oblong sheets (22.3 x 29.2 cm), all with fine watercolour paintings, either full-sized, or smaller, in a drawn rectangular frame. And one drawing on slightly smaller paper, more sketchy, in pencil.
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"Cote d'Azur" in 1890 - fine watercolours
De Bare'e-...
Adriani, N. and A. C. Kruyt
De Bare'e-sprekende Toradja's van Midden-Celebes. [Complete, in four volumes].
Batavia, Landsdrukkerij, 1912-1914. In four volumes. Text in three octavo volumes (26.5 x 18.0 cm) [AND] atlas in folio portfolio (37.0 x 26.5 cm). 1,636 pp.; 58 photographs on 26 sheets, 13 coloured plates of which seven partly in full colour, and four coloured folding maps. Original uniform quarter cloth over printed boards.
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A classic anthropological monograph
Mont Blanc...
[Aerial photos]
Mont Blanc and Chamonix in 1939.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1939. 64 original oblong aerial photos (each 13.0 x 18.0 cm).
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Higher than Mont Blanc: rare set of aerial photos from the Alps
[Aerial photos]
Lagrave-Chorges, 1952.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1952. 36 original large, square aerial photos (each 19.0 x 19.0 cm). In a matching envelope from the publisher.
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Alpine mountains, glaciers, lakes, in great detail
Agassiz, L.
Untersuchungen über die Gletscher. [Text volume].
Solothurn, Jent & Gassmann, 1841. 8vo (21.9 x 14.2 cm). Half-title, title page, xii, 327 pp. Later buckram, with gilt title on the spine. Printed front wrapper bound in.
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Allemann, F.
Geologische Karte Fürstentum Liechtenstein.
[Vaduz], Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, 1953. Large (67 x 102 cm), folded map, consisting of 25 rectangular sheets in full colour, mounted on linen. Handwritten and stamped label on the front-facing part of the linen map verso.
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The rare, very detailed geological and geographical map of Liechtenstein
Die Minera...
Die Mineralogie nach ihren neuesten Ansichten dargestellt.
Wien, Commission des Cosmographischen Büreau, 1814. Small 8vo (17.5 x 10.0 cm). 164 pp.; one engraved plate. Contemporary marbled wrappers.
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A rare and mysterious tract on crystals
Arnold, F.
Halenza's neuestes Rhein-Panorama von Mainz bis Cöln. Einziges, durch die Berliner und Frankfurter Künstler gefässtes Urtheil, anerkanntes Kustwerk. Panorama du Rhin depuis Mayence jusq'à Cologne. Panorama of the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne.
Mainz, J. Halenza, [1880]. Two parts in two. 8vo (text: 26.4 x 16.2 cm). Title page, 24 pp. (in English). Panorama: One folding lithographed view by F. Foltz (27 x 230 cm). Contained in original printed boards with the German title on one board, and the French/English titles on the other.
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A fine Rhine panorama with the rare English text
Die Entdec...
Auer, A.,
Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes oder die Erfindung ganzen Herbarien, Stoffen, Spitzen, Stickereien und überhaupt allen Originalien und Copien... als auch mit natürlichen Farben auf weissem Papiere Abdrücke, dem Originale identisch gleich, gewinnen kann,.. bedarf. Vorgelesen in der mathem. naturw. Classe der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Wien. (Privilegirt am 12. October 1852, Z. 7698).
Wien, K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1854. 4to (33.0 x 25.8 cm). 75 pp. of text in double column in four languages; German, English, Italian and French. With 15 (of 19) nature printed plates and four lithographed facsimile letters at the end. Later blind black morocco over green cloth boards.
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Rare first edition of Auer's most famous publication
Mémoire su...
Barral, P.
Mémoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette isle et des réflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe. [Preceded by] G. Feydel: Moeurs et coutumes des Corses, mémoire tiré en partie d'un grand ouvrage sur la politique, la législation, et la morale des diverses nations de l'Europe.
London and Paris, Molini and Onfroy, 1783. Small 8vo (19.6 x 12.6 cm). viii, 126 pp.; one engraved text-vignette and one folded hand-coloured engraved early geological map. Included: the work by Feydel, Paris, Garnery, an VII (1799). [iv], 112 pp., one hand-coloured engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with Empire ornaments and red morocco label with gilt title.
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Two important papers on Corsica or Corse, combined
Les elemen...
Beguin, J.
Les elemens de chymie de M. Iean Beguin aumosnier du roy. Reueuz, notez, expliquez, & augmentez, par I. L. D. R. B. IC. E. M. En cette derniere edition ont esté adiouttées plusieurs explications obmises aux precedentes impressions, & plusieurs preparations de remedes tirés de la derniere edition Latine.
Lyon, Claude Chancey, 1665. Small 8vo (15.6 x 9.5 cm). Title page with wood engraving, [xiv], 384, [xxiv] pp.; three wood engravings in the text. Twentieth century full calf. Spine with five gilt-lined raised bands; compartments with small gilt floral vignettes and morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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Rare early treatise on chemistry with illustrations of furnaces, distillery equipment and more
View of th...
Belanger, L. and P. Vanlerberghe and S. Malgo
View of the torrent of the Lutschinen, and of the glaciers where it takes its source – Vue du torrent de la Lutschinen en Suisse, et des glaciers ou il prend sa source.
London, G. & W. Nicoll, 1800. Broadsheet (71.0 x 56.0 cm). Aquatint, finished by hand.
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Magnificent early view on the Lutchinen waterfalls