Volcanology

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Fu il fuoc...
Lippi, C.
Fu il fuoco, o l'acqua che sotterro Pompei ed Ercolano? Scoperta geologico-istorica, fatta dall'autore il di 14 e 26 Ottobre 1810, e da lui scritta nelle lingue latina, inglese, francese, italiana, tedesca, e spagnuola in due lettere. Seguite dalle scritture pro et contra, presentate all' Accademia di scienze di Napoli, per di lei ordine; e dalle decisioni di questa Società, relative al' argomento. Prima edizione Italiana.
Napoli, Domenico Sangiacomo, 1816. 8vo (18.9 x 11.4 cm). [iv], 384 pp.; one folded plate. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Rich gilt spine. Edges yellow.
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€600.00
Rare work on the true cause of the demise of Pompei and Herculanum
Mission of...
Reinburg, [M. J. G.] P.
Mission officielle commanditée par le Ministère de l'Instruction Publique pour un voyage d'étude en Amérique latine (1909-1913).
Paris, unpublished, 1909-1913. 266 framed glass positives (including colour positives), 9.9 x 8.5 cm with handwritten descriptive labels (positive size 7.0 x 7.0 cm); preserved in one wooden box (28.5 x 11.0 x 11.1 cm) and 25 contemporary cardboard boxes, mostly with pictorial printed labels.
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€5,600.00
From an unknown Andes expedition: an exciting and unique collection of original glass positives
Voyage en...
Robert, E. [Gaimard]
Voyage en Islande et au Groënland executé pendant les années 1835 et 1836 sur la corvette La Recherche commandée par M. Tréhouart Lieutenant de Vaisseau dans le but de découvrir les traces de La Lilloise. Publié par ordre du Roi sous la direction de M. Paul Gaimard président de la Commission Scientifique d'Islande et de Groënland. Minéralogie et géologie.
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1838-1840. Two parts in one. Large 8vo (22.7 x 15.1 cm). Title page (to the text, dated 1840), xi, 469 pp.; second title page (to the atlas, dated 1838), [ii] pp., 36 lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards. Spine rich gilt. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€4,500.00
A rare early work on the geology of Iceland
Histoire d...
Serao, F.
Histoire du Mont Vésuve, avec l'explication des phenomenes qui ont coûtume d'accompagner les embrasements de cette montagne. Le tout traduit de l'Italien de l'Académie des Sciences de Naples. Par M. Duperron de Castera. Dédiée a monseigneur le Dauphin.
Paris, Huart, 1741. Small 8vo (16.6 x 9.5 cm). xxiii, 361, [iii] pp.; three large folded plates, one very large folded table. Contemporary full calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments with rich gilt floral patterns and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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€850.00
Copy with a unique addition
Etna. Eruz...
Silvestri, O.
Etna. Eruzione e terremoti del Maggio-Giugno 1879. Fotografie fatte per incarico del R. Governo Italiano sotto la direzione del Prof. Orazio Silvestri.
[Catania], A. T. Tagliarini, "1879" [1880]. Oblong folio, with 30 (of 33 or 34?) original albumen prints of slightly variable size, on average 17.5 x 32.0 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 19 x 24 cm (plates 23-24), all mounted on 24 (of 25?) very large printed boards, each 48.5 x 56.8 cm and with a gilt frame of 29.2 x 39.1 cm (plates 1-22), or four times 20.4 x 25.8 cm (plates 23-24) with printed captions mounted, and printed captions on the boards. In clamshell box of navy pebbled cloth over marbled boards (58.3 x 51.4 x 3.7 cm) with original printed labels on the front board recto and verso.
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Reserved
The second recorded copy
Kupfersamm...
Sturm, J.
Kupfersammlung zu Schuberts und jeder andern Naturgeschichte brauchbar. In 12 Blättern, nach der Natur gezeichnet, gestochen und gemahlt.
Nürnberg, privately published, (n.d., but circa 1826). 8vo (20.1 x 12.0 cm). pp. v-viii; 12 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind grey/black mottled paper covered boards. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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€680.00
A very rare, privately published work with nice, coloured plates
Mémoires e...
Titsingh, [I.]
Mémoires et anecdotes sur la dynastie régnante des djogouns, souverains du Japon, avec la description des fêtes et cérémonies observées aux différentes epoques de l'année a la cour de ces princes, et un appendice contenant des détails sur la poésie des Japonais, leur manière de diviser l'année, etc; ouvrage orné de planches gravées et coloriées, tiré des originaux Japonais par M. Titsingh; publié avec les notes et éclaircissemens par M. Abel Rémusat.
Paris, A. Nepveu, 1820. 8vo (19.3 x 12.0 cm). xxviii, 302 pp., one hand-coloured folded frontispiece, one engraved folded table, five hand-coloured folded plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine rich gilt including empire vignettes and a red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled.
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€2,600.00
Rare work on Japan before Perry, with emphasis on volcanos
Relazione...
Torcia, M.
Relazione dell'ultima eruzione del Vesuvio. Accaduta nel mese di agosto di questo anno 1779. Rélation de la dernière éruption du Vésuve. Arrivée au mois d'Août de cette année 1779.
Napoli, Raimondi, 1779. 8vo (18.6 x 12.0 cm). Two title pages (Italian and French) with different engraved vignettes, [vi], 135 pp. (separated by a blank page), one folded engraved view of the eruption engraved by Boilly and nicely hand-coloured by Volaire. Contemporary vellum. Spine with gilt-lettered label.
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€3,000.00
Neither in the British Museum library nor in Ward and Carozzi
Histoire e...
Torre, G. M. Della
Histoire et phénomènes du Vésuve. Exposés par le Pere Dom Jean-Marie Della-Torre, clerc régulier sommasque, garde bde la bibliothéque & du cabinet du roi des Deux-Siciles, & correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Paris. Traduction de l'Italien par M. l'abbé Péton.
Paris, Jean-Thomas Hérissant, 1760. 12mo (16.3 x 9.2 cm). xxiv, 399 pp., one large folded map of Mount Vesuvius, the Bay of Naples and surroundings, and five folded plates with panoramas and other views of the volcano, caldera, etc. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments with gilt floral vignettes and small red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers, marbled edges.
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€600.00
Rare work on the active volcano, Mount Vesuvius
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