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Mineralogy. FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND. Recherches sur les volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velay.

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Mineralogy. FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND. Recherches sur les volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velay.
 
FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, Barthélemy. Recherches sur les volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velay. Grenoble, J. Cuchet; Paris, Nyon; Née de Masquelier, 1778; 
 
2 Volumi in-folio; Legatura in mezza pelle e cartonato. Pagine 4, XVIII, 2, 460, 4, Vignetta incisa sul titolo, diverse vignette incise nel testo. 20 tavole incise fuori testo, inclusa una su doppia pagina, inserite in un volume di Atlas. Bell’esemplare con ampi margini.
 
Prima Edizione in-Folio. Importante e splendida opera di uno dei fondatori della vulcanologia. D.S.B.: “Meanwhile, Faujas had been exploring the hilly districts of Vivarais and Velay in the east-central France and found that the basalt there was also volcanic ... he embodied them in 1778 in a great folio work on the ancient volcanoes of Vivarais and Velay (accounts of other researches were included). The work established once and for all that basalt, a rock important scientifically because of its distinctive characteristics, its widespread occurrence, and the manner of its association with other kinds of rocks, was the product of volcanic action”. Zittel: “The author's descriptions and illustrations of the extinct volcanoes are excellent, and have scarcely been surpassed in later publications.”
En Français dans le Texte 169; DSB IV, p. 548; Hoover Coll. 294; Zittel, p. 46; Ward & Carozzi 779; Ebert 7369; Wellcome III, 12. The work is offered with a valid export license.
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