Mineralogy

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Encyclopéd...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Encyclopédie ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres mis en ordre par Mons. Diderot. Histoire naturelle. Règne mineral.
Paris, Diderot et d'Alembert, 1768. Folio (43.2 x 27.2 cm). 4 pp., 130 plates (partly folded). Disbound.
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€2,000.00
The rare, important and profusely illustrated mining and mineralogy section of the first true encyclopaedia
Beiträge z...
Eschwege, W. L. Von
Beiträge zur Gebirgskunde Brasiliens.
Berlin, G. Reimer, 1832. 8vo (20.5 x 12.5 cm). xiv, 488 pp.; four engraved maps of which one coloured) (34 x 110 cm). Later mock leather. Spine with black label with gilt title. Edges orange.
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The first geological map of Brazil
Histoire d...
Guettard, J. E.
Histoire de l'Academie Royale des sciences, Année MDCCLI [1751], avec les mémoires de mathématique & de physique, pour la même année. Tirés des registres de cette académie.
Paris, l'Imprimerie Royale, 1755. 4to (25.1 x 18.9 cm). 738 [202, 536] pp.; 23 mostly large, folded plates. Contemporary full tree-calf. Spine with five raised bands, gilt title and gilt vignettes. Marbled endpapers. Red edges.
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€1,800.00
The very FIRST mineralogical/geological map of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East
Tableau co...
Haüy, [R. J.]
Tableau comparatif des résultats de la cristallographie et de l'analyse chimique, relativement à la classification des minéraux.
Paris, Courcier, 1809. 8vo (19.7 x 12.9 cm). lvi, 312 pp., four folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title.
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€900.00
First edition of Hauy's survey of crystallography and chemical analysis in relation to the classification of minerals
Hauy's Ebe...
Haüy, [R. J.] Hessel, J. F. C. (ed.) [AND] Clemens, A.
Hauy's Ebenmaaßgesetz der Krystal-Bildung. Uebersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Dr. F. C. Hessel ... Mit einer Vorrede von C. C. Ritter von Leonhard. [AND] Allgemeine Betrachtungen über die klimatischen Einflüsse und Versuch einer allgemeinen Characteristik der Gebirgsgegenden und ihrer Bewohner.
Frankfurt am Main, Hermann, 1819, 1820. Two works in one. 8vo (18.9 x 11.8 cm). xvi, 115 pp.; two large, folded plates with 40 engraved, numbered figures (Haüy); ii, 141 pp. (Clemens). Contemporary brown mottled half roan over marbled boards. Spine with burgundy morocco label with gilt titles. All edges red.
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€1,150.00
Two rarities
Ambrae his...
Klobius, J.
Ambrae historiam ad omnipotentis dei gloriam, et hominum sanitatem.
Wittenberg, Mevius and Schumacher, Typis Henckel, 1666. 8vo (20.3 x 16.6 cm). Title page, [vi], 76 pp.; three engraved plates and one folded engraved map of the world including the "Terra Australis incognita" and a peculiar map of "Iapan Olim Chrÿse". Contemporary vellum; spine with small morocco label with author's name and abridged title. Blue-grey edges. Preserved in a nice 20th century green cloth box (22.3 x 18.0 x 2.3 cm) with gilt lettered morocco label.
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€2,800.00
Rare, early work on amber and ambergris
Recherches...
Lamarck, J. B. P. A. de Monet de
Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques et particulièrement sur celles de la combustion, l'élévation de l'eau dans l'état de vapeurs, de la chaleur produite par le frottement des corps solides entre eux; de la chaleur qui se rend sensible dans les décompositions subites, dans les effervescences et dans les corps de beaucoup d'animaux pendant la durée de leur vie; de la causticité, de la saveur et de l'odeur de certains composés; de la couleur des corps; de l'origine des composés et de tous les minéraux, enfin l'entretien de la vie des êtres organiques, de leur accroisement, de leur état de vigueur, de leur dépérissement et de leur mort. Avec une planche. Tome premier - tome second. [Complete].
Paris, Maradan, 1794. Two volumes in two. 8vo (19.8 x 12.2 cm). xvi, 375; 412 pp.; one folding table, one engraved plate. Uniform later full roan. Spines with two red morocco labels with gilt ornamental bands and title.
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€750.00
Lamarck's first work in the field of chemistry and mineralogy
[Auvergne]...
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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€950.00
A special copy with additional rare papers on the same subject
Coup d'oei...
Lecoq, H. and J. B. Bouillet
Coup d'oeil sur la structure géologique et minéralogique du groupe des Monts Dores, accompagné de la description et des échantillons des substances minérales qui le composent.
Paris, Levrault and Clermont-Ferrand, Bouillet, Thibaud-Landriot, 1830. 8vo (20.0 x 13.1 cm). 48 pp.; five handcoloured lithographed plates (two much larger, folded) of geological views and profiles of the volcanological region of Puy-de-Dôme. Later red quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€750.00
A rare and well-illustrated work on the extinct volcanos of central France
Untersuchu...
Lehmann, J.
Untersuchungen über die Entstehung der Altkrystallinischen Schiefergesteine mit besonderer Bezugnahme auf das Sächsische Granulitgebirge, Erzgebirge, Fichtelgebirche und Bairisch-Böhmische Grenzgebiete.
Bonn, M. Hochgürtel, 1883-1884. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (33.8 x 28.1). 290 pp.; five lithographed plates and 28 plates with a total of 168 mounted photographs. Original half cloth over pebbled boards. Text volume with gilt title on the front board and spine; atlas with the title on the spine. Marbled edges.
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€950.00
With 28 mounted albumen photographs
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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€25,000.00
First edition of this rare, splendid and opulent work based on the authors' famous Kunstkammer in Bologna
Theorie de...
Neumann, F. E.
Theorie der doppelten Strahlenbrechung, abgeleitet aus den Gleichungen der Mechanik.
Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1832. 8vo (18.8 x 11.9 cm). 37 pp. [numbered 418-454]. Grained quarter cloth over marbled boards.
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€350.00
A great step towards simplifying elastic equations