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Memoire sur les Iles Ponces, et catalogue raisonne des produits de l’Etna; pour server a l’histoire des volcans: suivis de la description de l’eruption de l'Etna, du mois de Juillet 1787.

Memoire sur les Iles Ponces, et catalogue raisonne des produits de l’Etna; pour server a l’histoire des volcans: suivis de la description de l’eruption de l'Etna, du mois de Juillet 1787.

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Memoire sur les Iles Ponces, et catalogue raisonne des produits de l’Etna; pour server a l’histoire des volcans: suivis de la description de l’eruption de l'Etna, du mois de Juillet 1787.

by Dolomieu, Dieudonne de Gratet de

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First edition. Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & hotel Serpente. Paris. 1788. 8vo. vi, 525, (2) pp. Folding table. Quarter morocco, marbled boards, raised bands to spine, gilt motifs and lettering in six compartments. Light shelf wear. Some occasional foxing/spotting. Paper fault to lower margin of 175/6, not affecting text. A crisp and handsome copy. First and only edition of this important book by Dolomieu (1750-1801) who gave his name to the Dolomites. The outline maps were not bound into this copy and are loosely inserted in facsimile.

(DSB IV, 150). Caminada, pp. 39-40; Lozzi II, 3785; Fera-Morlicchio 1101; Brunet, VI, 4644

Dieudonné Sylvain Guy Tancrède de Gratet de Dolomieu (1750-1801) Geologist. Knight of Malta.

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Title
Memoire sur les Iles Ponces, et catalogue raisonne des produits de l’Etna; pour server a l’histoire des volcans: suivis de la description de l’eruption de l'Etna, du mois de Juillet 1787.
Author
Dolomieu, Dieudonne de Gratet de
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Used - See item description
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & hotel Serpente
Place of Publication
Paris
Date Published
1788
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8vo
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Keywords
Geology, Volcanology, Travel, Voyages, Italy, Sicily
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Travel and Exploration; Science; Europe; Fine Bindings; Italy and Italian Interest;

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