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Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Institutions Geologiques

Author:
Breislak, Scipion

Place:
Milan

Publisher:
L'Imprimerie Imperiale et Royale

Date:
1818

Description:
3 vols. xxix, [1], 468; 550, [1], 557, [1] pp. Translated from the Italian by P.J.L. Campas. 8½x5¼, original pastepaper wrappers, paper spine labels. First Edition in French. Imporatant work by one of the founders of vulcanology in Italy. Breislak was the first to determine that basaltic rocks were of extrusive origin. He concluded that for a long time Monte Somma, the second summit of Vesuvius, had been active until A.D. 79; that it had been eroded; and that the cone of Vesuvius had been set upon it within historical time. This copy lacks the Atlas. Old rubberstamps of System d'Echange Internationale to the title-pages below imprint; bookplates of John Sinkankas. Housed in modern slipcase and chemise.

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spines worn, chipped, darkened, starting to split; still very good, untrimmed and in the original wrappers.


 
Item number:
122430
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