Author Bertrand, É. Recueil de divers traites sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre et des fossiles.
Published 1767
Item ID 16480
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Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1766. 4to (25.6 x 19.3 cm). Portrait, [iv], 552 pp. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised band, compartments with gilt floral ornaments and morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red. A collection of reprints of the earlier works by the Swiss geologist Élie Bertrand (1713-1797). It includes the important Mémoires historiques et physiques sur les tremblements de terre (1757), and the Essai sur les usages des montagnes et usage des montagnes de l'Abissinie , and Musei Eliae Bertrandi; Conspectus: les fossiles . Furthermore it contains the Lettre sur les inondations du Nil; Essai de minéralographie et d'hydrographie du Canton de Berne et mémoires sur la structure intérieure de la terre ... Dedicated to the Polish king Stanislaus with his portrait (frontispiece, a well-executed reproduction on old paper). The lower part of the half-title with an old paper repair. Several pages with a small wormhole with slight loss of a few letters. Otherwise a very good, clean copy, in a well-preserved contemporary binding. Ashworth and Bradley, 30; Ward and Carozzi, 194. A fine convolute of the writer's most important works