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Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses Environs; et celle des trois lacs de Neufchatel, Morat et Bienne; Précédées d'un Essai sur le Climat, les Productions, le Commerce, les Animaux de la partie du Pays de Vaud ou de la Suisse Romande, qui entre dans le plan de cet Ouvrage by  Graf  Grigorii Kirillovic - Hardcover - from Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. and Biblio.com

Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses Environs; et celle des trois lacs de Neufchatel, Morat et Bienne; Précédées d'un Essai sur le Climat, les Productions, le Commerce, les Animaux de la partie du Pays de Vaud ou de la Suisse Romande, qui entre dans le plan de cet Ouvrage

by RAZUMOVSKII (or RAZOUMOWSKY), Grigorii Kirillovic, Graf

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Six folding engraved plates. 1 p.l., xvi, 322 pp.; 1 p.l., 238 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. marbled boards, orange & pale blue lettering pieces on spines. Lausanne: J. Mourer, 1789. First edition. Razoumovsky (1759-1837), a wealthy Russian aristocrat, spent most of his life in Switzerland, Austria, and Italy and wrote many noteworthy works on geological and mineralogical subjects (see Zittel, pp. 91 & 119). "Very scarce...First and only edition of an illustrated account of the fauna and geology of the Swiss Jura, in the vicinity of Neuchâtel, Murten and Biel, northwest of Bern...The first volume describes the fauna according to the Linnean system. The second includes a geological description with notes on mining, minerals, fossils etc. The illustrations cover zoology (especially reptiles), entomology and geology (including fossils)."-Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 4045. Fine and attractive set. ❧ Poggendorff, II, 578-79.
  • Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 4876
  • Title: Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses Environs; et celle des trois lacs de Neufchatel, Morat et Bienne; Précédées d'un Essai sur le Climat, les Productions, le Commerce, les Animaux de la partie du Pays de Vaud ou de la Suisse Romande, qui entre dans le plan de cet Ouvrage
  • Author: RAZUMOVSKII (or RAZOUMOWSKY), Grigorii Kirillovic, Graf
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover


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