General Earth Sciences - Geology

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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 [xvi, 485; xxiii, 430] pp. 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)
Minéralogi...
Pujoulx, J.-B.
Minéralogie à l'usage des gens du Monde, contenant les caractères qui servent à reconnaître les minéraux et à les distinguer les uns des autres; l'indication de ceux qui sont connus des minéralogistes, et des descriptions détaillées des pierres précieuses et autres, des métaux, des sels, des bitumes, et généralement de tous les minéraux qui sont employés dans l'économie domestique, les arts et de luxe; avec des rapprochemens entre les noms donnés par les naturalistes, et ceux que les gens du monde, les artistes, les lapidaires, joailliers et bijoutiers, leur ont consacrés. Ouvrage qui peut être utile aux jeunes gens, en leur donnant des connaissances usuelles, et leur inspirant le goût d'études minéraloqiques plus approfondies. Avec dix planches en taille-douce.
Paris, Madame Ve. Lepetit, 1813. 8vo (19.3 x 12.5 cm). 533 pp., ten engraved, numbered plates including the frontispiece and the "noms vulgaires et des termes de Minéralogie". Contemporary full calf. Spine with gilt ornamental bands, gilt vignettes (of a sailing ship), and red morocco label with gilt title.
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€650.00
Very good, complete copy of a rare popular work on mineralogy
Bataviaasc...
Radermacher, J. C. M. (ed.)
Bataviaasch Genootschap der Kunsten en Wetenschappen: Verhandelingen. Volume 1.
Batavia, Ter Lands Drukkerij, 1820. 8vo (18.6 x 12.5 cm) 266 pp., 59 pp. Voorbericht [foreword], 23 pp. Nabericht [afterword] and Bladwijzer [index]. Contemporary half calf with mottled paper over boards.
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€650.00
The rare first reprint, published in Batavia, of the rare first volume of this series of Asian studies
Flötz-Kart...
Raub, H.
Flötz-Karte der Steinkohlen-Formation in Westphalen, gezeichnet durch H. Raub 1856. Revidirt und vervollständigt 1858.
Iserlohn, J. Bädeker, 1858. Very large (72.0 x 180.0 cm) folding lithographed geological map in 13 different colours with three "Quer-Profile" (profiles) also hand-coloured, mounted on linen. Preserved in a contemporary (perhaps original) pebbled cloth binding with marbled flyleaves, and red morocco label with gilt title on the spine.
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€1,200.00
Very rare, and very early: a geological map of the most important coal-bearing region of Germany
Eléments d...
Rose, G.
Eléments de cristallographie.
Paris, Hachette et Firmin Didot, 1834. 8vo (19.9 x 12.7 cm). 270 pp.; title page (to IIe partie - planches ), 12 pp., 10 double-sized engraved plates with 121 figures, numbered 1-108 (plates I-IX), and 1-13 (plate X). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€600.00
Rare classic work on crystallography. Not in Sinkankas.
Ein geolog...
Rothpletz, A.
Ein geologischer Querschnitt durch die Ost-Alpen nebst Anhang über die sog. Glarner Doppelfalte.
Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart (E. Koch), 1894. 8vo (22.4 x 15.4 cm). iv, 208 pp. two full colour folded profiles of which one measuring 22.5 x 352 cm (!), 115 text illustrations. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt lines and two red morocco labels with gilt title on the spine. Edges speckled.
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€450.00
Perhaps the longest geological profile ever
Historia f...
Sagra, R. de la
Historia fisica, politica y natural de la Isla de Cuba. Comercio maritimo, Rentas y Gastos, Fuerza Armada, Apéndice (1842) (AND) Introduccion, Geografia, Clima y Estadistica (1848).
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1838, 1842[-1848]. Two parts in two. Folio (39.2 x 26.0 cm). Tomo I: half-title (to the work), title (to the volume), [I]-LXXIV, [1]-76, title (to the Atlas) [1]-2 pp., tab. II-XI (V, IX folded), I (folding coloured map after Juan de la Cosa), tab. [XII] (2nd folding map, of Cuba in 1841, with parts of the Bahamas and southern Florida), 77-302. Tomo II: title (to the volume), 1-135, [1]-72, 1-2, 3 ll (blank). Uniformly bound in contemporary light brown calf over grained red boards, spine with gilt linings and gilt lettering.
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€4,500.00
The vital statistics of Cuba in the mid-19th-century
La vie sou...
Simonin, L.
La vie souterraine ou les mines et les mineurs.
Paris, L. Hachette, 1867. Large 8vo (26.5 x 17.2 cm). iii, 604 pp., one nice chromolithographed frontispiece (tissue-guarded) of the "famille du Carbon", 30 chromolithographed geological maps and ten chromolithographed plates, numerous text engravings. Original gilt-lined green half morocco over green pebbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-stippled bands, gilt bordered compartments with gilt vignettes and title. Marbled flyleaves, speckled edges.
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€150.00
A nicely illustrated work on mining and minerals
Histoire n...
Sonnini, C. S.
Histoire naturelle générale et particulière, par Leclerc de Buffon; nouvelle edition accompagnée de notes, et dans laquelle les supplémens sont insérés dans le premier texte, à la place qui leur convient. Ouvrage formant un cours complet d'histoire naturelle; redige par C. S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Tomes Mineraux 1-16. [Théorie de la terre 1-3; Epoques de la nature; Introduction a l'histoire des minéraux 1-3; Mineraux 1-9]
Paris, Dufart, An VIII (1798) - X (1800). 16 parts in 16. 8vo (19.5 x 12.2 cm). Engraved frontispiece, 7,156 pp., nine engraved plates, four folded maps. Contemporary uniform full tree calf. Boards with gilt ornamented borders and gilt dentelles. Rich gilt spines, gilt titles on two (red and black) morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all edges speckled red on yellow.
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€750.00
The complete history of the earth and mineralogy