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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
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
[Mission s...
Guillemin-Tarayre, E.
[Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale.] Description des anciennes possessions mexicaines du Nord.
[Paris, Ministre de l'Instruction Publique (Imprimerie Nationale)], 1871. Large 4to (36.6 x 27.7 cm). 216 pp., 29 text engravings, one coloured engraved map "Carte de la Haute Californie et de la Nevada" (not numbered) one lithographed plate of Indians ("p. 15"), 18 lithographed plates and maps, all but two double-sized or larger [numbered I-XVII, one not numbered]. Not bound. Preserved in later half cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt title on the spine.
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€1,850.00
Rare detailed maps and observations of California and Nevada
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
Voyages mé...
Jars, [A.] G.
Voyages métallurgiques ou recherches et observations sur les mines & forges de fer, la fabrication de l'acier, celle du fer-blanc, & plusieurs mines de charbon de terre, faites depuis l'année 1757 jusques & compris 1769 en Allemagne, Suède, Norwege, Angleterre & Ecosse. Suivies d'un mémoire sur la circulation de l'air dans les mines, & d'une notice de la jurisprudence des mines de charbon dans le pays de Liege, la province de Limbourg, & le Comté de Namur.
Lyon et Paris, Gabriel Regnault, 1774-1781. Three volumes in three (25.0 x 19.4 cm). 4to. 1,564 pp. [I (1774: xxxii, 416; II (1780) xxviii, 612; III (1781) viii, 568], and 52 [10; 28; 14] folded engraved plates. Contemporary near uniform full calf. Spines with five raised bands, rich gilt compartments and red morocco label with gilt title. The second and third volume with an additional green morocco shield with the volume number, and edges red. Marbled flyleaves.
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€1,500.00
An attractive set of he magnum opus of the mineralogist and mining engineer Antoine Gabriel Jars
l'Art d'ex...
Morand, [J. F. C.]
l'Art d'exploiter les mines de charbon de terre. [AND] Mémoires sur les feux de houille, ou charbon de terre. [Complete].
Paris, [Academie des Sciences], 1768-1779. Two volumes in three. Folio (43.0 x 28.0 cm). xviii, xiii, 1,612, 44 pp.; 78 fine engraved plates of which three double-sized. Plate numbering: I-XIII, I-LVIII, LVI-2, LVII-2, LVIII*; and XXXIV-1, XXXIV-2, XXXIV-3, [XXXIX-bis]. Second number XXVIII corrected in pencil to 31. Contemporary uniform full mottled calf. Spines with six raised bands. Compartments with gilt floral designs and two morocco labels with gilt title and volume number. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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The first fossil fuel encyclopaedia
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
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
La vie sou...
Simonin, L.
La vie souterraine ou les mines et les mineurs.
Paris, L. Hachette, 1867. Large 8vo (26.5 x 17.2 cm). iii, 604 pp., one nice chromolithographed frontispiece (tissue-guarded) of the "famille du Carbon", 30 chromolithographed geological maps and ten chromolithographed plates, numerous text engravings. Original gilt-lined green half morocco over green pebbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-stippled bands, gilt bordered compartments with gilt vignettes and title. Marbled flyleaves, speckled edges.
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€150.00
A nicely illustrated work on mining and minerals
Annales de...
[Various authors]
Annales des Mines. Series III-VI. Atlases.
Paris, Ecole de Mines, 1832-1866. Two series in four. Oblong folio (40.5 x 22.0 cm) with 758 (of 759? see below) engraved and lithographed plates and maps, of which 29 are hand-coloured geological maps or profiles. Contemporary uniform red cloth. Gilt titles on the spines and front boards. Marbled endpapers.
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€5,500.00
A rare set with a huge amount of partly unfolded plates
Geologisch...
Verbeek, R. D. M.
Geologische beschrijving van Bangka en Billiton.
Amsterdam, Joh. G. Stemler, 1897. 8vo (23.6 x 15.2 cm). Title page, xv, 272 pp.; four plates (one double-sized). Later black quarter cloth over marbled boards.
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€350.00
With a fine letter by Verbeek