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Dufrenoy, [O. P. A.] and [J. B. A. L. L.] Élie de Beaumont
Explication de la carte géologique de la France. Volumes I-IV (text and atlas), and two maps. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, Imprimerie Nationale, 1841-1879. Four volumes in seven, and a large map in six folded sheets, each ca. 70 x 205 cm (including borders) with linen covers. Large 4to (four text volumes; ca. 27.5 x 21.0 cm); folio (two atlas volumes, 26.8 x 35.7 cm). Tome premier: Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1841. Large 4to. xxii, 825 pp., 71 text engravings (mainly profiles); Tome deuxième: Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1848. Large 4to. xii, 813 pp., 105 text engravings (mainly views and profiles), one large, folded chromolithographed geological map (finished by hand) of France (printed surface: 57 x 54 cm, and consisting of 15 smaller sections, mounted on linen and folded) bound in the rear; Tome troisième. Première partie (by Dufrénoy): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873. Large 4to. viii, 231 pp., 18 text engravings (mainly profiles). Printed wrappers. Tome quatrième. Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1879. Large 4to. 185 pp. Printed wrappers; Tome quatrième. Atlas (in two volumes). Première partie. Fossiles principaux des terrains (by É. Bayle). Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1878. Folio. Title page, half title to first part. 86 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered I-LXXXVI; 90 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered LXXXVII-CLXXVI (the last 16 on plants), for a total of 176 plates. Volumes I, II, and IV plate volumes in near uniform contemporary dark-green pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five gilt-stippled bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. The text volumes with top edge gilt, atlases with marbled top edges. Text volumes III and IV in original printed wrappers. The large chromolithographed map in six sheets (approximately 218 x 223 cm) is contained in a contemporary, book-like crimson box with gilt-lettered spine, with raised bands and patterned paper sides.
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Very rare complete set of the famous "Explication de la carte géologique de la France" with two (very) large maps
Die Tertiä...
Ettingshausen, C. Von
Die Tertiär-Floren der Oesterreichischen Monarchie. [I] Vorwort. Die tertiäre Flora der Umgebungen von Wien; 2. Die tertiäre Flora von Häring in Tirol; 3. Steinkohlenflora von Raditz in Böhmen; Tertiär-Flora von Szakadat und Thalheim in Siebenbürgen [by K. J. Andrae].
Wien, kaiserlich-königlichen geologischen Reichsanstalt, 1851-(1855). Folio (34.5 x 25.0 cm). 277 pp. [36; 118; 74; 49] pp.; one coloured map, 77 fine tinted lithographed plates. [5; 31; 29 (including two large, folded); 12]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges.
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A rare series of well-illustrated monographs with many new species
Report on...
Forbes, D. et al.
Report on the geology of South America. Part I. Bolivia and southern Peru: with notes on the fossils by Professor Huxley, ... J. W. Salter ... T. Rupert Jones.
London, The Geological Society [Taylor and Francis], 1861. 8vo (22.2 x 14.0 cm). 84 pp.; two hand-coloured maps; one very long, multifolded profile, and three lithographed plates showing fossils. Original printed wrappers.
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Rare offprint of an important work on the geology and palaeontology of the Andes
Die Tertiä...
Göppert, H. R.
Die Tertiärflora auf der Insel Java, nach den Entdeckungen des Herrn Fr. Junghuhn. Beschrieben und Erörtert in ihrem Verhältnisse zur Gesammtflora der Tertiärperiode.
's-Gravenhage, C. W. Mieling, 1854. Large 4to (31.3 x 23.9 cm). 171 pp.; 14 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates, partly augmented with gum arabic. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.
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With beautiful illustrations of well-preserved fossil plants
Die Urwelt...
Heer, O.
Die Urwelt der Schweiz.
Zürich, Friedrich Schultheß, 1865. Thick 8vo (22.2 x 15.1 cm). xxix, 662 pp., 368 fine text engravings, one double-sized full colour map, seven tinted steel engravings (one as frontispiece), and 11 lithographed plates. Luxurious rich gilt-tooled original binding with bevelled edges and an embossed image of antediluvian Switzerland. Iridescent endpapers; all edges gilt.
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A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"
Essai sur...
Saporta, G. De and A. F. Marion
Essai sur l'état de la végétation à l'époque des Marnes Heersiennes de Gelinden.
Bruxelles, Hayez, 1873. 4to (29.0 x 22.7 cm). 92 pp.; 12 tinted lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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Description of a well-preserved Palaeocene flora
A propos d...
Saporta, G. Le Marquis de
A propos des algues fossiles.
Paris, G. Masson, 1882. Folio (37.0 x 28.1 cm), [ii], 82 pp.; ten tinted lithographed plates by Leuba, several text engravings. Original printed paper cover over limp boards.
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A special, numbered copy, on better paper
Traité de...
Schimper, W.
Traité de Paléontologie végétale ou la flore du monde primitif dans ses rapports avec les formations géologiques et la flore du monde actuel. Atlas de 110 planches lithographiées.
Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1874. Folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). 46 pp.; 110 lithographed plates with over 1,800 figures of which about 60 nicely tinted. Original blind-tooled cloth, with gilt title on the spine and front board.
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The atlas of this most important and beautifully illustrated palaeobotanical work
Schimper, W. P. and [J.] A. Mougeot
Monographie des plantes fossiles du Grès Bigarré de la chaine des Vosges.
Leipzig, Guillaume [Wilhelm] Engelmann, 1844. Large 4to (33.8 x 26.5 cm). [i], 83 pp.; 42 fine lithographed plates (I-XL; and one unnumbered plate "XIXbis") of which 40 in chromolithography, and several larger, folded. Contemporary dark green half calf over dark green grained boards. Spine with gilt bands and title. Green speckled edges.
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A rare and important contribution to palaeobotany