General Earth Sciences - Geology

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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
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
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
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. 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
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 with 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