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Die Minera...
[Anonymous]
Die Mineralogie nach ihren neuesten Ansichten dargestellt.
Wien, Commission des Cosmographischen Büreau, 1814. Small 8vo (17.5 x 10.0 cm). 164 pp., one engraved plate. Contemporary marbled wrappers.
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€340.00
A rare and mysterious tract on crystals
Die Entdec...
Auer, A.,
Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes oder die Erfindung ganzen Herbarien, Stoffen, Spitzen, Stickereien und überhaupt allen Originalien und Copien... als auch mit natürlichen Farben auf weissem Papiere Abdrücke, dem Originale identisch gleich, gewinnen kann,.. bedarf. Vorgelesen in der mathem. naturw. Classe der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Wien. (Privilegirt am 12. October 1852, Z. 7698).
Wien, K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1854. 4to (33.0 x 25.8 cm). 75 pp. of text in double column in four languages; German, English, Italian and French. With 15 (of 19) nature printed plates and four lithographed facsimile letters at the end. Later blind black morocco over green cloth boards.
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€1,250.00
Rare first edition of Auer's most famous publication
Les elemen...
Beguin, J.
Les elemens de chymie de M. Iean Beguin aumosnier du roy. Reueuz, notez, expliquez, & augmentez, par I. L. D. R. B. IC. E. M. En cette derniere edition ont esté adiouttées plusieurs explications obmises aux precedentes impressions, & plusieurs preparations de remedes tirés de la derniere edition Latine.
Lyon, Claude Chancey, 1665. Small 8vo (15.6 x 9.5 cm). Title page with wood engraving, [xiv], 384, [xxiv] pp. Three wood engravings in the text. Twentieth century full calf. Spine with five gilt-lined raised bands; compartments with small gilt floral vignettes and morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€480.00
Rare early treatise on chemistry with illustrations of furnaces, distillery equipment and more
Elemens d'...
[Bertrand, B. N.]
Elemens d'oryctologie ou distribution méthodique des fossiles.
Neuchatel, Société Typographique, 1773. 8vo (18.8 x 11.5 cm). xxxix, 137, xxii pp., 16 double, folded tables. Contemporary full calf. Spine with four raised bands. Rich gilt floral compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges red.
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€450.00
Early account on "fossils", in an attractive, contemporary binding
Recueil de...
Bertrand, É.
Recueil de divers traites sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre et des fossiles.
Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1766. 4to (25.6 x 19.3 cm). Portrait, [iv], 552 pp. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised band, compartments with gilt floral ornaments and morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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€500.00
A fine convolute of the writer's most important works
Gemmarum e...
Boodt, A., De
Gemmarum et lapidum historia, quam olim edidit Anselmus Boetius de Boot Brugensis, Rudolphi II. Imperatoris medicus. Nunc vero recensuit, à mendis repurgavit, commentariis, & pluribus, melioribusque figuris illustravit & multo locupletiore indice auxit, Adrianus Toll Lugd. Bat. M. D.
Lugdunum Batavorum, Joannis Maire, 1636. Two parts in one. Small 8vo (17.0 x 10.7 cm). Title page with wood-engraved vignette; [vi], 576 pp., [xxi] pp., two folded wood-engraved tables and numerous woodcuts in the text (among which the famous full page: "de Crystallo et pseudo Adamante". Contemporary vellum with manuscript title on the spine.
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€1,900.00
De Boodt's fundamental manual on mineralogy and gemmology
Traité des...
Brard, C. P.
Traité des pierres précieuses, des porphyres, granits, marbres, albatres, et autres roches propres a recevoir le poli et a orner les monumens publics et les edifices particuliers; suivi de la description des machines dont on se sert pour tailler, polir, et travailler ces pierres; et d'un coup d'oeil général sur l'art du marbrier; ouvrage utile aux joailliers, lapidaires, bijoutiers; aux architectes, décorateurs, etc., etc.
Paris, F. Schoell, 1808. 8vo (21.0 x 13.4 cm). Half title, title pages, xxvii, 565 pp., eight [5; 3] engraved plates of which several are larger, folded. Near contemporary half-vellum over marbled boards. Spine with green morocco label with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€800.00
The lapidary at work in the early 19th century
Traité des...
Brongniart, A.
Traité des arts céramiques ou des poteries, considérées dans leur histoire, leur pratique et leur théorie.
Paris, Béchet Jeune et Mathias, 1844. In three parts. 8vo (two text volumes, 20.7 x 13.5 cm), oblong 4to (atlas, 27.2 x 21.0 cm). xxvii, 592, 706 pp., 1 l., one engraved map, one engraved vignette facing preface, 109 woodcuts and oblong atlas with nine tables (three folded, pp. 1-29) and "explication des planches" (pp. 33-80) including an important list of porcelain signatures from all over Europe and 60 fine engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt lines and title. Marbled flyleaves.
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€750.00
With fine plates showing various ceramics from different continents
Voyage en...
Buch, L. de
Voyage en Norvège et en Laponie, fait dans les années 1806, 1807 et 1808. Traduit de l`Allemand par J. B. B. Eyriés. Précédé d`une introduction de M. A. de Humboldt. Suivi d`un mémoire de M. de Buch, sur la limite des neiges perpétuelles dans le Nord, et enrichi de cartes et de coupes de terrein.
Paris, Gide fils, 1816. Two volumes in two. 8vo (19.9 x 12.6 cm). xxiv, 472; 457 pp.; three engraved maps, of which tow large, folded. Uniform red calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt ornamental bands, vignettes, and title. Sprinkled edges.
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€550.00
A very good, contemporary bound set of the first French edition
La géologi...
Carez, L. [L. H.]
La géologie des Pyrénées Françaises.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1903-1909. In six volumes, including the supplement. Large 4to (29.5 x 22.6 cm). 3,908 [ix, 3,899] pp., 39 mainly geological folded maps or profiles (six in full-colour), and heliogravures (photogravures), some with printed overlays. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised bands and gilt title.
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€1,000.00
The largest monograph ever published on the geology of the Pyrénées
l'Or aux I...
Collet, O. [J. A.]
l'Or aux Indes orientales Néerlandaises. Étude sur l'etat actuel de l'industrie aurifere.
Batavia, G. Kolff, 1889. Small 4to (24.4 x 16.3 cm). 51 pp. Original crimson pebbled and embossed cloth with gilt ornamental bands and gilt title on the front board. Floral-pattered endpapers.
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€250.00
Rare treatise on gold reserves and gold mining in Indonesia
Essai sur...
Cuvier, G. and A. [T.] Brongniart
Essai sur la géographie minéralogique des environs de Paris. Proof copy of the introductions, with corrections by Brogniart.
Paris, Institut Impériale de France, [1809 or 1810]. 4to (25.0 x 20.0 cm). 33 pp., disbound. In a 20th century blue hardcover paper drop-box (26.8 x 22.0 cm) with printed label on the top board.
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€450.00
A unique proof printing with several corrections by Brongniart.