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Reise nach...
Dolomieu, D. [S. G. T.], De
Reise nach den liparischen Insuln oder Nachricht von den äolischen Insuln zur nähern Aufklärung der Geschichte der Vulkane. Nebst einer Abhandlung über eine Art von Luftvulkan, und einer andern über die Temperatur des Clima auf Maltha und die Verschiedenheit der wahren und fühlbaren Wärme.
Leipzig, Johann Gottfried Müller, 1783. 8vo (16.7 x 10.1 cm). 210, [ii] pp. Contemporary marbled boards, small leather label with gilt title on the spine. Edges yellow.
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€1,800.00
An important contribution to the geology of the Mediterranean island volcanoes north of Sicily
The United...
Enouy, J.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, with the adjacent parts of the Continent, from Amsterdam to Paris and Brest, compiled from a variety of the most authentic materials.
London, Samuel Leigh, 1818. Large, folded, coloured map (62.7 x 75.3 cm) of Great Britain and Ireland, and the continental coasts of the Channel and North Sea. In original reddish paper-covered boards, with printed label mounted.
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€450.00
A fine and rare map, not listed by the British Museum
Die Veneti...
Fuchs, W.
Die Venetianer Alpen. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Hochgebirgte, met einen geognostischen Karte und Gebirgteprofilen in achtzehn Tafeln.
Solothurn, Jent & Gassmann, 1844. Oblong folio (29.8 x 35.5 cm), [4], 60 pp.; 18 mostly hand-coloured engraved maps and plates. Text pages bordered with putti and goddesses. 19th century iridescent blue blind cloth.
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€4,200.00
First detailed description of one of the least-known regions of the Alps
Geognostis...
[Geological map]
Geognostische Karte von Württemberg [AND] Begleitworte zur geognostischen Specialkarte von Württemberg.
Stuttgart, Das Königliches Statistisch-topographisches Bureau, Kohlhammer, Kleeblatt, 1863-1892. With 54 chromolithographed folded geological maps, all mounted on linen, numbered 1-48, 50-55, in two original, uniform burgundy boxes with gilt title on the lid. [AND] the "Begleitworte" 34 parts in one. Large 8vo (25.7 x 19.5 cm). Stuttgart, Königlich Statistischen Landesambt, (1865-1892). ca. 1,000 pp., and five hand-coloured wood-engraved or lithographed maps or geological profiles, and four wood-engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title, ornaments, and the Württemberg coat-of-arms; patterned endpapers, and marbled edges.
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€3,950.00
Very rare, early, and detailed geological maps with explanatory text by renowned geologists and paleontologists
Nova demon...
Grandami, J.
Nova demonstratio immobilitatis terrae petita ex virtut magnetica. Demonstratio immobilitatis terrae. Terra in aeternum stat. Aequivaletia longitudinum. Meridianus universalis sine declinatione.
La Flèche, George Griveau, 1645. Small 4to (20.0 x 15.3 cm). Engraved title page, [vi], 162 pp. [1-24; 33-170]; six engraved plates (of which three larger, folded), 23 (groups of) large, engraved text illustrations (some occupying a whole page), one table in the text. Early to mid-19th century polished quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and ornaments, and two red morocco labels with gilt title and date. Red edges.
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€2,900.00
Hard to disprove: Earth does NOT move
Beiträge z...
Granö, J. G.
Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Eiszeit in der Nordwestlichen Mongolei und einigen ihrer südsibirischen Grenzgebirge. Geomorphologische Studien aus den Jahren 1905, 1906, 1907 und 1909.
Helsingfors, J. Simelii [for the Geographical Society of Finland], 1910. Large 8vo (24.9 x 16.5 cm). iv, 230 pp.; seven large, folded coloured maps, 19 photographic plates. Later quarter calf over pictorial boards.
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€250.00
A rare publication with fine maps and photos of Mongolia
Het aandee...
Heeres, J. E.
Het aandeel der Nederlanders in de ontdekking van Australië 1606-1765. The part borne by the Dutch in the discovery of Australia 1606-1765.
Leiden, E. J. Brill [AND] London, Luzac and Co., 1899. Large 4to (35.0 x 25.2 cm) 240 [xvii, 100 double; 101-106 single] pp., two large, folding full colour maps, 17 maps in the text. Contemporary grey buckram with gilt title on the spine. Floral-patterned endpapers.
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€150.00
An excellent historical review with two fine, full-colour maps
The geolog...
Hochstetter, F. von and A. Petermann.
The geology of New Zealand: in explanation of the geographical and topographical atlas of New Zealand by Dr. F. Von Hochstetter and Dr. A. Petermann, from the Scientific Publications of the Novara Expedition. Translated by C. F. Fischer. Also, lectures by Dr. F. Hochstetter delivered in New Zealand.
Auckland, T. Delattre, 1864. 8vo (21.0 x 13.6 cm). Title page, 113 pp. Original grained red cloth with gilt title on the front board.
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€400.00
Rare early geological work on New Zealand
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
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
Voyage dan...
Laing, A. G.
Voyage dans le Timanni, le Kouranko et le Soulimana contrées de l'Afrique occidentale, fait en 1822 par le major Gordon-Laing. Traduit de l'anglais par MM. Eyries et de Larenaudière, précédé d'un essai sur les progres de la géographie de l'Intérieur de l'Afrique et sur les principaux voyages de découvertes qui s'y rattachent.
Paris, Delaforest, Arthus Bertrand, 1826. 8vo (21.4 x 12.7 cm). lxv, 432 pp., one folded, engraved map and eight lithographed plates. Contemporary full calf; spine with four raised, gilt-patterned bands; compartments with blind-tooled and gilt vignettes, gilt title; boards with blind-stamped and gilt border and large, intricate blind-stamped vignette. Marbled endpapers, marbled edges.
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€875.00
The much expanded first French edition
27 origina...
Landor, A. H. S.
27 original 19th-Century watercolour sketches of Australia.
Australia, not published, [n.d., but 1891]. Mostly ca. 18 x 13 cm, some larger (up to 23.0 x 14.0 cm) or smaller (the smallest 17.5 x 6.0 cm). Some with hand-written captions.
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€14,500.00
Landor's illustrations of Australia - not used in any book