General Earth Sciences - Geology

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Report of...
Pothier, T. (ed.)
Report of the commissioners, appointed to explore the country between the St. Maurice and the Ottawa, in the year 1830. [AND] Report des commissaires, nommés pour l'exploration du pays entre les rivieres St. Maurice et Outaouais dans l'année 1830.
[Quebec], The Assembly, 1831. 8vo (21.4 x 13.0 cm). 117 [56; 61] pp. Contemporary boards with hand-written title and blind cloth spine cover.
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€450.00
Early report on a little known part of eastern Canada, the province of Quebec
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 352.0 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
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
Tableau hi...
Storch, H.
Tableau historique et statistique de l'empire de Russie à fin du dix-huitième siècle. Edition française.
Basle, J. Decker, and Paris, C. Pougens, 1801. Two volumes in two. 8vo (19.6 x12.3 cm). 1,004 pp. [xxii, 407, 80; 423, 72]; two large, partly coloured folded maps (the largest with printed dimensions 67 x 36.5 cm), three folded tables. Uniform contemporary tree-calf. Spines rich gilt with gilt title on blue morocco label. Marbled endpapers. Edges yellow, speckled with red.
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€685.00
Copies with both Russian maps are very rare
The face o...
Suess, E.
The face of the Earth (Das Antlitz der Erde). Translated by Hertha B. Sollas under the direction of W. J. Sollas. [Authorized English translation].
Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1904-1924. Five volumes in five. Large 8vo (24.3 x 16.5 cm). Over 2,400 pp.; seven folded maps, of which four in full colour (all in volume V). Original uniform red cloth. Spines with gilt title. Top-edge gilt.
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€600.00
Only English edition of Suess' influential work on the structure of Earth
Histoire e...
Torre, G. M. Della
Histoire et phénomènes du Vésuve. Exposés par le Pere Dom Jean-Marie Della-Torre, clerc régulier sommasque, garde bde la bibliothéque & du cabinet du roi des Deux-Siciles, & correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Paris. Traduction de l'Italien par M. l'abbé Péton.
Paris, Jean-Thomas Hérissant, 1760. 12mo (16.3 x 9.2 cm). xxiv, 399 pp., one large folded map of Mount Vesuvius, the Bay of Naples and surroundings, and five folded plates with panoramas and other views of the volcano, caldera, etc. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments with gilt floral vignettes and small red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers, marbled edges.
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€600.00
Rare work on the active volcano, Mount Vesuvius
Travelling...
Travelling writer's kit
Travelling writer's kit with stationery and miniature globe.
Paris, ca. 1915-1925. Portable red cardboard box (28.0 x 16.9 x 14.3 cm) embossed with maroon reptile-skin patterned paper with gilt title "Papeterie" and vignette, and simple brass lock. Inside covered with decorative green-with-black-cobweb patterned paper.
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€750.00
An unusually well-preserved portable Parisian writing kit, with a fine miniature globe