La géologie des Pyrénées Françaises.
Item ID 24055
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1903-1909. In six volumes, including the supplement. Large 4to (29.5 x 22.6 cm). 3,908 [ix, 3,899] pp.; 39 mainly geological folded maps or profiles (six in full-colour), and heliogravures (photogravures), some with printed overlays. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised bands and gilt title. A very good set of the largest monograph ever published on the geology of the Pyrénées, and the main work of the French geologist Léon [Louis Hippolyte] Carez (1854-1932). Published in the Mémoires pour servir à l'explication de la Carte géologique détaillée de la France and arguably its main contribution to Pyrenean geology. Very well illustrated, and with a very large bibliography. Page numbering is consecutive. The supplement includes a long list of errata. A few spine ends slightly frayed, and with a small damp stain in the lower inner gutter of one volume, otherwise a very good, complete set. Rare. We have seen no other copies on the market this century. Cat. BM(NH) 6, p. 183. The largest monograph ever published on the geology of the Pyrénées