The much enlarged second edition in a contemporary binding

Cuvier, G. [L. C. F. D.] and A. Brongniart

Description géologique des environs de Paris, par MM. G. Cuvier et Alex. Brongniart. Nouvelle édition, dans laquelle on a inséré la descrition d'un grand nombre de lieux de l'Allemagne, de la Suisse, de l'Italie, etc., qui présentent des terrains analogues a ceux du Bassin de Paris. Avec 2 cartes et 16 planches représentant les coupes de ces terrains et beaucoup des coquilles fossiles qu'ils renferment, et une table alphabétique de tous les lieux décrits ou seulement cités.

Published 1822
Item ID 74922

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Paris, G. Dufour et E. d'Ocagne, 1822. 4to (29.3 x 22.2 cm). ix, 428 pp.; one brightly hand-coloured geological map of the surroundings of Paris, and 17 lithographed plates, including one hand-coloured geological map of the basins of London and Paris. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt, and with two morocco labels (red and blue) with gilt title.

Rare, much enlarged second edition of the Essai sur le géographie minéralogique... with 17 additional plates. Originally written by the French anatomist, zoologist and palaeontologist Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert Cuvier (1769-1832), and the French geologist Alexandre Brongniart (1770-1847); but this edition edited and expanded by Brongniart alone. Plate numbering is as follows: I.A.; II.A.; I.B.; II.B.; I.C.; II.C.; I.D.; II.D.; III-XI. Provenance: Department of the Interior label on the front pastedown; Library of Congress "Duplicate exchanged" stamp on half-title. A pictorial palaeontological bookplate of the palaeontologist Jeffrey D. Stillwell mounted on the rear pastedown. Some wear to board edges, the front hinge a bit chipped at spine top; small hole in front free endpaper, clipping in lower outer corner of the title. Some occasional light spotting, but mostly clean. A very good copy. Ward and Carozzi, 565. Not in Nissen.

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