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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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The very rare German translation of a rare French work on India
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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A special copy with additional rare papers on the same subject
Herrn von...
Lesseps, [J. B. B.] de
Herrn von Lesseps Gefährten des Grafen de la Perouse Reise durch Kamtschatka und Sibirien nach Frankreich. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen von Johann Reinhold Forster.
Berlin, Voss, 1791. 8vo (22.4 x 14.5 cm). xxviii, 302 [303-544] pp.; two engraved, folded maps, one folded table. Original blind boards.
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An excellent, complete copy of a rare work
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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First edition of this rare, splendid and opulent work based on the authors' famous Kunstkammer in Bologna
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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The only German translation of this important work
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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Rare complete set of the results of an iconoclastic Antarctic expedition
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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"An exceedingly important and valuable work" (Cox)
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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Early report on a little known part of eastern Canada, the province of Quebec
Reisen in...
[Przewalski] Von Prschewalskij, N.
Reisen in der Mongolei, im Gebiet der Tanguten und den Wüsten Nordtibets in den Jahren 1870 bis 1873.
Jena, Hermann Costenoble, 1877. Large 8vo (21.9 x 14.1 cm). xl, 538 pp.; one coloured lithographed folding map and ten engraved plates and several text engravings. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with red, gilt-bordered label, title in gilt.
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First expedition to Mongolia and Tibet - an unusually fine and clean copy
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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The rare first reprint, published in Batavia, of the rare first volume of this series of Asian studies
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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Perhaps the longest geological profile ever
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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The complete history of the earth and mineralogy