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Darstellun...
[Lehmann, J. G.]
Darstellung einer neuen Theorie der Bezeichnung der schiefen Flächen im Grundriss oder der Situationszeichnung der Berge.
Leipzig, Johann Benjamin Georg Fleischer, 1799. 8vo (19.6 x 12.0 cm). xx, 172 pp.; four large, folded, engraved plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine with morocco label with gilt ornamental lines and title. Edges pale yellow.
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€500.00
An important work on cartography, geomorphology and trigonometry in fine condition
Étienne de...
Malotet, A.
Étienne de Flacourt ou les origines de la colonisation Française a Madagascar 1648-1661.
Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1898. 8vo (24.3 x 16.2 cm). Frontispiece portrait, xviii, 322 pp.; two facsimile early maps of Madagascar. Slightly later half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with small gilt vignette and black morocco label with gilt title. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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€150.00
A rare and important work on the history of Madagascar
Danubius P...
Marsigli, L. F. Comte de Marsilli, L. Graave van
Danubius Pannonico-Mysicus. Observationibus geographicis, astronomicis, hydrographicis, historicis, physicis perlustratus.
Hagae Comitum [The Hague] Gosse, Alberts, & de Hondt; Amsterdam, Uytwerf & Changuion, 1726. Six volumes in six. Imperial folio (58.0 x 40.5 cm). Titles printed in red and black. Text; six engraved frontispieces, and 283 copper-engraved plates, as well as many text engravings, engraved vignettes and capitals. Signed in the first volume by all four publishers, listing all subscribers, and numbered (#93), identifying this set as that of Adriaan Deynoot (1685-1744). Contemporary uniform full morocco. Spines with eight raised, gilt-ornamented bands, rich gilt compartments and two black morocco labels with gilt titles. Boards with gilt ornamental borders, gilt corner pieces, and gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Edges marbled.
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€25,000.00
First edition of this rare, splendid and opulent work based on the authors' famous Kunstkammer in Bologna
The figure...
Maupertuis, P. [L. M.] de et al.
The figure of the Earth, determined from observations made by order of the French king, at the polar circle: By messrs De Maupertuis, Camus, Clairaut, le Monnier; the Abbé-Outhier, correspondent of the Academy, and Mr. Celsius, Professor of Astronomy at Upsal. Translated from the French of M. de Maupertuis.
London, Cox, Davis, Knapton, and Millar, 1738. Small 8vo (19.5 x 12.6 cm). vii, 232 pp.; one folded engraved "Mapp of the Country where the Arc of the Meridian was measured" (i.e. today's border between Sweden and Finland in Lapland) and nine folded engraved plates. Contemporary style full calf. Spine with gilt lines and black morocco label with gilt title.
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€750.00
The work in which Maupertuis proved that Newton was right
Geologie d...
Murchison, R. and E. de Verneuil and A. von Keyserling.
Geologie des europäischen Rußlands und des Urals von R. Murchison, C. v. Verneuil und A. v. Keyserling, bearbeitet von Gustav Leonhard.
Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1848. 8vo (23.1 x 14.5 cm). Engraved frontispiece, 634 pp., one folded, partly coloured chart with geological profiles; one large, folded, chromolithographed geological map with 16 different colours. Contemporary half calf over floral patterned boards. Spine rich gilt with floral ornaments, gilt-rolled lines and title. Green endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€800.00
The only German translation of this important work
Beschreibu...
Nicols, T.
Beschreibung der Steine sowohl Edel als Gemeine, darinnen derer Gestalt, Kräffte, Tugenden, Medicin-Eigenschaften, Preiss und Werth auf das deutlichste gezeignet wird Samt beygefesten Warnungen sich für derer Verfälschung wohl zu hüten wegen seiner fürtrefflichkeit aus dem Englischen ins Teutsche übersetzt durch Johann Langen.
Culmbach, Nathaneal Lumscher, 1734. Small 8vo (16.4 x 10.3 cm). 16, 274, [xiv] pp.; wood-engraved head and tail pieces. Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards. Speckled edges.
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€950.00
A rare work on precious stones, of near gem quality
Edelgestei...
Nicols, T.
Edelgestein-Büchlein, oder Beschreibung der Edelgesteine. Derer Gestalt, Kräffte und Tugenden, Eigenschafften, Preiß und Werth. Samt beygefügten Warnungen für Betrug an alle diejenigen, so mit Edel-Gesteinen handeln und umbgehen. Durch Thomas Nicols Professoren der Hohen-Schule zu Cambridge. Goldschmiede und Liebhabern der Edelgersteine zu sonderbahren Gefallen auffbegehren auß dem Englischen in Teutsch übersetzet und herausgegeben von Johann Langen.
Hamburg, Johann Nauman und Georg Wolff, 1675. Small 8vo. (15.7 x 9.3 cm). [xiv], 249, [vii] pp. Contemporary style half morocco over boards. Spine with blind-tooled title. Red edges.
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€1,100.00
First German translation of the first mineralogical book by a British author
Wissenscha...
Nordenskjöld, O. (ed.)
Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Unter Mitwerkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Otto Nordenskjöld. Leiter der Expedition.
Stockholm, N. Nordenskjöld, 1905-1920. 59 parts in eight volumes [numbered I-II, III-1, III-2, IV-1, IV-2, V-VI]. 4to (26.2 x 20.5 cm). Text; over 300 plates, many being lithographed and several in full colour; 19 maps (many folded). Later uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red label and gilt title.
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€8,000.00
Rare complete set of the results of an iconoclastic Antarctic expedition
Geognostis...
Oeynhausen, C. von and H. von Dechen and H. von La Roche
Geognostische Umrisse der Rheinländer zwischen Basel und Mainz mit besonderer Rücksicht auf das Vorkommen des Steinsalzes, nach Beobachtungen entworfen auf einer Reise im Jahre 1823 gesammelt.
Essen, G. Bädeker, 1825. Two volumes in one. 8vo (19.8 x 12.0 cm). 782 pp.; one folding lithographed plate with several geological profiles. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Paper label with the title in an old hand on the spine. Original endpapers.
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€750.00
One of the first geological descriptions of southern Germany and adjacent Switzerland
Essai sur...
Palassou, P. B.
Essai sur la minéralogie des monts-Pyrénées; suivi d'un catalogue des plantes observées dans cette chaîne de montagnes; ouvrage enrichi de planches et de cartes.
Paris, Didot, A. Jombert, Esprit, 1781. 4to (24.6 x 18.2 cm). xx, 346 pp.; 12 plates (each with two views, and tissue-guarded) one unnumbered double folded map of the Pyrenees, nine numbered maps (all but one large, folded) in the rear. Original full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Rich gilt compartments with floral vignettes and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges dyed red.
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€2,750.00
Very rare early publication on the geology of the Pyrenees
Mémoires p...
Palassou, P. B.
Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des Pyrénées, et des pays adjacens. [AND] Suite des mémoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des Pyrénées, et des pays adjacens.
Pau, Vignancour, 1815-1819. Two volumes in two (20.7 x 12.7; 19.6 x 12.0 cm). 8vo. 954 pp. [xvi, 485; xxiii, 430]. Contemporary green boards. Spine with gilt bands and red morocco label with gilt title (volume I), and near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers (volume II).
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€1,280.00
Rare first geological and mineralogical survey of the Pyrenees.
Arthur Phi...
Phillip, A.
Arthur Phillips Reise nach der Botany-Bay, nebst Auszügen aus den Tagebüchern der neuesten Brittischen Entdecker in der Südsee.
Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1791. 8vo (20.4 x 11.1 cm). [xiv], viii, [9]-264 pp.; one engraved portrait as a frontispiece, one engraved title vignette, eight engraved plates and one hand-coloured folded map. Contemporary mottled half calf over marbled boards. reen moroccolabel with gilt title on the spine. Blue endpapers.
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€600.00
"An exceedingly important and valuable work" (Cox)