General Earth Sciences - Geology

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Dolomieu, D. [S. G. T.], De
Reise nach den liparischen Insuln oder Nachricht von den äolischen Insuln zur nähern Aufklärung der Geschichte der Vulkane. Nebst einer Abhandlung über eine Art von Luftvulkan, und einer andern über die Temperatur des Clima auf Maltha und die Verschiedenheit der wahren und fühlbaren Wärme.
Leipzig, Johann Gottfried Müller, 1783. 8vo (16.7 x 10.1 cm). 210, [ii] pp. Contemporary marbled boards, small leather label with gilt title on the spine. Edges yellow.
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€1,800.00
An important contribution to the geology of the Mediterranean island volcanoes north of Sicily
The United...
Enouy, J.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, with the adjacent parts of the Continent, from Amsterdam to Paris and Brest, compiled from a variety of the most authentic materials.
London, Samuel Leigh, 1818. Large, folded, coloured map (62.7 x 75.3 cm) of Great Britain and Ireland, and the continental coasts of the Channel and North Sea. In original reddish paper-covered boards, with printed label mounted.
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€450.00
A fine and rare map, not listed by the British Museum
Historia g...
Fernández de Piedrahíta, [L.]
Historia general de las conquistas del Nuevo Reyno de Granada.
Amberes (Antwerp), Jean Baptiste Verdussen, [1688]. Folio (29.7 x 20.9 cm). Title page, three finely engraved plates (title page and frontispieces preceding chapters) by J. Mulder, [xvi], 599, [vii] pp. Contemporary vellum. Spine with contemporary script title.
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€15,000.00
A very rare work; highly important for the history of the conquest of the Americas
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
Der Beglei...
Hohe, F.
Der Begleiter. Wissenschaftliche Tabellen und Notizen mit vier kolorirten Karten. Eine Gedächtnisshife für Jedermann.
München, Friedrich Hohe, 1857. Small 8vo (12.3 x 9.3 cm). viii, 240. Original ruled half cloth over pebbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€450.00
A fine copy of a rare and unusual almanac and gazetteer made and published by an unsuccessful painter
Natuurlijk...
Houttuyn, M. [Linnaeus]
Natuurlijke historie of uitvoerige beschrijving der dieren, planten en mineraalen, volgens het samenstel van den Heer Linnaeus. Met naauwkeurige afbeeldingen.
Amsterdam, F. Houttuyn, 1761-1785. Three sections in 37 volumes. 8vo (21.2 x 13.3 cm) [22.1 x 13.6 cm]. With 296 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform mottled half calf over marbled boards; spine with gilt-rolled bands and red and green morocco labels with gilt title.
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An originally hand-coloured set like this one is uncommon
Über die H...
Humboldt F. [H.] A. Von [Freiherr]
Über die Haupt-Ursachen der Temperatur-Verschiedenheit auf dem Erdkörper. Gelesen in der öffentlichen Versammlung der Könichlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin, am 3. Julius 1827.
Berlin, Dümmler, 1827. 4to (28.0 x 23.2 cm). 24 pp. Original blind wrappers.
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€150.00
Humboldt on the earth's temperature: one of the first papers to develop climatology as a science
Kleinere S...
Humboldt, [F. H.] A. Freiherr Von
Kleinere Schriften von Alexander von Humboldt. Erster Band. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen [AND] Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Ein Beitrag zur Physiognomik der Natur.
Stuttgart, Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1853. In two parts. Text and Atlas. Text: 8vo (21.5 x 13.1 cm). viii, 475 pp., six large, folding tables. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title. Floral patterned endpapers. Atlas: oblong 4to (20.2 x 30.9 cm). 12 fine, tinted (one hand-coloured) engraved plates. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.
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€1,285.00
A collection of important researches by the last "Homo universalis"
Ambrae his...
Klobius, J.
Ambrae historiam ad omnipotentis dei gloriam, et hominum sanitatem.
Wittenberg, Mevius and Schumacher, Typis Henckel, 1666. 8vo (20.3 x 16.6 cm). Title page, [vi], 76 pp., three engraved plates and one folded engraved map of the world including the "Terra Australis incognita" and a peculiar map of "Iapan Olim Chrÿse". Contemporary vellum; spine with small morocco label with author's name and abridged title. Blue-grey edges. Preserved in a 20th century green cloth box (22.3 x 18.0 x 2.3 cm) with gilt lettered morocco label.
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€2,800.00
Rare, early work on amber and ambergris
Ueber die...
Klöden, K. F. [von]
Ueber die Gestalt und die Urgeschichte der Erde, nebst den davon abhängenden Erscheinungen in astronomischer, geognostischer, geographischer und physikalischer Hinsicht. Zweite vermehrte Auflage der grundlinien zu einer neuen Theorie der Erdgestaltung &c.
Berlin, G. E. Nauck, 1829. 8vo (21.3 x 12.5). xxviii, 384, [ii] pp.; eight folded engraved plates and maps, of which five handcoloured. Contemporary boards. Blue mottled edges.
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€955.00
Theory of the Earth by a friend of Goethe
Recherches...
Lamarck, J. B. P. A. de Monet de
Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques et particulièrement sur celles de la combustion, l'élévation de l'eau dans l'état de vapeurs, de la chaleur produite par le frottement des corps solides entre eux; de la chaleur qui se rend sensible dans les décompositions subites, dans les effervescences et dans les corps de beaucoup d'animaux pendant la durée de leur vie; de la causticité, de la saveur et de l'odeur de certains composés; de la couleur des corps; de l'origine des composés et de tous les minéraux, enfin l'entretien de la vie des êtres organiques, de leur accroisement, de leur état de vigueur, de leur dépérissement et de leur mort. Avec une planche. Tome premier - tome second. [Complete].
Paris, Maradan, 1794. Two volumes in two. 8vo (19.8 x 12.2 cm). xvi, 375; 412 pp., one folding table, one engraved plate. Uniform later full sheep. Spines with two red morocco labels with gilt ornamental bands and title.
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€750.00
Lamarck's first work in the field of chemistry and mineralogy
Acta Helve...
Lambert, J. H., D. Bernouilli, and others
Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica, figuris aeneis illustrata & in usus publicos exarata. I-V.
Basel, Johann Rudolph Im-Hof, 1751-1762. Five volumes in two. 4to (20.0 x 16.5 cm). Titles in red and black. 1764 pp. [I(1751) (vi), 104, 72; II(1755) (iv), 272; III(1758)(iv), 442; IV(1760) (viii), 412, (x); V(1762): (vi), 424]; 57 folded engraved plates and two folded tables. Uniform contemporary full calf. Spines with four raised bands, tan morocco labels with black titles. All edges red.
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€1,000.00
The most important Swiss scientific journal