Mineralogy

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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. 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
Beschreibu...
Nicols, T.
Beschreibung der Steine sowohl Edel als Gemeine, darinnen derer Gestalt, Kräffte, Tugenden, Medicin-Eigenschaften, Preiss und Werth auf das deutlichste gezeignet wird Samt beygefesten Warnungen sich für derer Verfälschung wohl zu hüten wegen seiner fürtrefflichkeit aus dem Englischen ins Teutsche übersetzt durch Johann Langen.
Culmbach, Nathaneal Lumscher, 1734. Small 8vo (16.4 x 10.3 cm). 16, 274, [xiv] pp. wood-engraved head and tail pieces. Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards. Speckled edges.
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€950.00
A rare work on precious stones, of near gem quality
Wissenscha...
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 with 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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€8,000.00
Rare complete set of the results of an iconoclastic Antarctic expedition
Geognostis...
Oeynhausen, C. von and H. von Dechen and H. von La Roche
Geognostische Umrisse der Rheinländer zwischen Basel und Mainz mit besonderer Rücksicht auf das Vorkommen des Steinsalzes, nach Beobachtungen entworfen auf einer Reise im Jahre 1823 gesammelt.
Essen, G. Bädeker, 1825. Two volumes in one. 8vo (19.8 x 12.0 cm). 782 pp., one folding lithographed plate with several geological profiles. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Paper label with the title in an old hand on the spine. Original endpapers.
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€750.00
One of the first geological descriptions of southern Germany and adjacent Switzerland
Essai sur...
Palassou, P. B.
Essai sur la minéralogie des monts-Pyrénées; suivi d'un catalogue des plantes observées dans cette chaîne de montagnes; ouvrage enrichi de planches et de cartes.
Paris, Didot, A. Jombert, Esprit, 1781. 4to (24.6 x 18.2 cm). xx, 346 pp., 12 plates (each with two views, and tissue-guarded) one unnumbered double folded map of the Pyrenees, nine numbered maps (all but one large, folded) in the rear. Original full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Rich gilt compartments with floral vignettes and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges dyed red.
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€2,750.00
Very rare early publication on the geology of the Pyrenees
Mémoires p...
Palassou, P. B.
Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des Pyrénées, et des pays adjacens. [AND] Suite des mémoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des Pyrénées, et des pays adjacens.
Pau, Vignancour, 1815-1819. Two volumes in two (20.7 x 12.7; 19.6 x 12.0 cm). 8vo. 954 [xvi, 485; xxiii, 430] pp. Contemporary green boards. Spine with gilt bands and red morocco label with gilt title (volume I), and near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers (volume II).
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€1,280.00
Rare first geological and mineralogical survey of the Pyrenees.
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
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.
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
Report on...
Spencer, B. (ed.)
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part III. Geology and botany.
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2 cm). [ii], 204 pp.; nine plates (all geological or palaeontological). Original blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€450.00
Australian palaeontology - usually not found separately