General Earth Sciences - Geology

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Instructio...
[Haüy, R. J.]
Instruction sur les Mesures déduites de la grandeur de la Terre, uniformes pour toute la République et sur les calculs relatifs a leur division décimale, par la Commission temporaire des Poids et Mesures républicains, en exécution des décrets de la Convention nationale.
Paris, Marchant, An II (1794). 8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm). xxviii, 224, vii pp.; one large, double-folded engraved plate and 12 double-paged tables. Original plain pink wrappers.
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€750.00
The rare true first unabridged edition
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 pp. 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]. Text and 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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Reserved
An originally hand-coloured set like this one is uncommon
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 nice 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 hand-coloured. 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 roan. 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
Historisch...
Le Goux de Flaix, A. [Legoux]
Historisch-geographisch politischer Versuch über Ostindien nebst der Schilderung von dessen Handel nach Le Goux de Flaix. Mit Noten, Anmerkungen und einer Vorrede von E. A. W. v. Z[immermann].
Leipzig, Heinrich Gräff, 1810. Two volumes in two. 8vo (17.5 x 10.7 cm). 892 [I: viii, 444; II: iv, 436] pp.; one folded engraving of the Jagannath temple. Contemporary uniform tree calf resembling paper boards with ruled borders, olive and brown gilt-lettered morocco labels on spines.
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€600.00
The very rare German translation of a rare French work on India
[Auvergne]...
Lecoq, H.
[Auvergne] Itinéraire de Clermont au Puy de Dome, ou description de cette montagne et de la Vallée de Royat et Fontanat; seconde edition. [AND] Two other papers on the geology of Auvergne, by A. C. P. F. Von Lasaulx, and by J. B. Bouillet, bound in.
Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1836. 8vo (21.2 x 13.3 cm). vi, 102 pp. Early 20th century half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€950.00
A special copy with additional rare papers on the same subject
Coup d'oei...
Lecoq, H. and J. B. Bouillet
Coup d'oeil sur la structure géologique et minéralogique du groupe des Monts Dores, accompagné de la description et des échantillons des substances minérales qui le composent.
Paris, Levrault and Clermont-Ferrand, Bouillet, Thibaud-Landriot, 1830. 8vo (20.0 x 13.1 cm). 48 pp.; five handcoloured lithographed plates (two much larger, folded) of geological views and profiles of the volcanological region of Puy-de-Dôme. Later red quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€750.00
A rare and well-illustrated work on the extinct volcanos of central France
Untersuchu...
Lehmann, J.
Untersuchungen über die Entstehung der Altkrystallinischen Schiefergesteine mit besonderer Bezugnahme auf das Sächsische Granulitgebirge, Erzgebirge, Fichtelgebirche und Bairisch-Böhmische Grenzgebiete.
Bonn, M. Hochgürtel, 1883-1884. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (33.8 x 28.1). 290 pp.; five lithographed plates and 28 plates with a total of 168 mounted photographs. Original half cloth over pebbled boards. Text volume with gilt title on the front board and spine; atlas with the title on the spine. Marbled edges.
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€950.00
With 28 mounted albumen photographs