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Berghaus, H.

Dr. Heinrich Berghaus' Physikalischer Hand-Atlas oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsächlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach...

Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1849-1851. Eight volumes in six. Folio (36.8 x 24.5 cm). Each volume with two title pages (to the series, and to the work), text, and with 94 ‘plates’ overall [I: 15; II: 16; III: 15; IV: 5; V: 8; VI: 12; VII: 4; VIII: 19]. These...

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Berthier, P. [M.]

[Mont Frumento]

Paris, Paul Berthier, ca. 1863-1865. Broadsheet (60.0 x 45.0 cm), with original mounted albumen silver print (36.5 x 25.8 cm).

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Important original geological photograph by one of the foremost French photographers of the 19th-century

Berthier, P. [M.]

Photographic panorama of Mount Etna.

Paris, Paul Berthier, ca. 1863-1865. Very large board (93.0 x 45.0 cm), with original mounted albumen silver prints (panorama, in two parts of 25.0 x 36.2 and 25.0 x 35.0 cm, for a continuous image with a total width of 71.2 cm). Paul Berthier printed studio...

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Exceptional large photo-panorama of Mount Etna in the 1860's by the famous photographer Paul Berthier

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

Dolomieu, D. [S. G. T.], De

Voyage aux Iles de Lipari fait en 1781 ou notices sur les Iles Aeoliennes, pour servir à l'histoire des volcans; suivi d'un mémoire sur les espèces de volcan d'air,...

Paris, Hôtel Serpente, 1783. 8vo (21.2 x 13.4 cm). viii, 208 pp., one wood-engraved floral text vignette. Original paper boards, matching period style quarter paper spine with printed paper label.

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Rare first edition of De Dolomieu's important work on Mediterranean (island) volcanoes

Dolomieu, D. [S. G. T.], De

Reise nach den liparischen Insuln oder Nachricht von den äolischen Insuln zur nähern Aufklärung der Geschichte der Vulkane. Nebst einer Abhandlung über eine Art von...

Leipzig, Johann Gottfried Müller, 1783. 8vo (16.7 x 10.1 cm). 210, [ii] pp. Contemporary marbled boards, small leather label with gilt title on the spine. Edges yellow.

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An important contribution to the geology of the Mediterranean island volcanoes north of Sicily

Duppa, R.

Travels on the continent, Sicily and the Lipari Islands. Second edition.

London, Longman, Rees, Orme, and Co., 1829. Large 8vo (26.8 x 17.2 cm). x, 494, [ii] pp.; 21 fine engraved plates, and 34 text engravings. Contemporary grained half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, stipple-gilted bands; compartments with...

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Travels of an inquisitive mind

Faber, F. C. Von

Die Kraterpflanzen Javas in physiologisch-ökologischer Beziehung.

Buitenzorg, 's Lands Plantentuin - Botanischer Garten, 1927. Large 8vo (24.1 x 17.0 cm). iv, 119 pp., 12 text illustrations, 18 fine photographic plates. A unique pattered batik-cloth binding with gilt title on the spine and front board. Original printed...

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The binding is quite exceptional, of historical interest, and beautifully preserved

Herschel, W.

Catalogue of double stars. Read December 9, 1784.

London, The Royal Society, 1785. Large 4to (25.5 x 19.0 cm). Engraved title page, vii, 212 pp. Original grey front wrapper.

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Herschel's important second catalogue, listing 434 double stars discovered since the delivery of his first catalogue

Hohe, F.

Der Begleiter. Wissenschaftliche Tabellen und Notizen mit vier kolorirten Karten. Eine Gedächtnisshife für Jedermann.

München, Friedrich Hohe, 1857. Small 8vo (12.3 x 9.3 cm). viii, 240. Original ruled half cloth over pebbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.

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A fine copy of a rare and unusual almanac and gazetteer made and published by an unsuccessful painter

Humboldt, [F. H.] A. Freiherr Von

Kleinere Schriften von Alexander von Humboldt. Erster Band. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen [AND] Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und...

Stuttgart, Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1853. In two parts. Text and Atlas. Text: 8vo (21.5 x 13.1 cm). viii, 475 pp., six large, folding tables. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title. Floral patterned...

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A collection of important researches by the last "Homo universalis"

Lecoq, H.

[Auvergne] Itinéraire de Clermont au Puy de Dome, ou description de cette montagne et de la Vallée de Royat et Fontanat; seconde edition. [AND] Two other papers on the...

Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1836. 8vo (21.2 x 13.3 cm). vi, 102 pp. Early 20th century half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.

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A special copy with additional rare papers on the same subject