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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....

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 1-55, in two original, uniform burgundy boxes with gilt title on the lid. [AND]...

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Very rare, early, and detailed geological maps with explanatory text by renowned geologists and paleontologists

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....

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Rare detailed maps and observations of California and Nevada

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

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...

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...

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An attractive set of he magnum opus of the mineralogist and mining engineer Antoine Gabriel Jars

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,...

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The first fossil fuel encyclopaedia

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...

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...

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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...

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Very rare, and very early: a geological map of the most important coal-bearing region of Germany

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....

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A nicely illustrated work on mining and minerals

[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...

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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