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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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The rare, important and profusely illustrated mining and mineralogy section of the first true encyclopaedia
[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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Very rare, early, and detailed geological maps with explanatory text by renowned geologists and paleontologists
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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First edition of Hauy's survey of crystallography and chemical analysis in relation to the classification of minerals
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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One of the first geological descriptions of southern Germany and adjacent Switzerland
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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Very rare, and very early: a geological map of the most important coal-bearing region of Germany
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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A rare set with a huge amount of partly unfolded plates
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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With a fine letter by Verbeek