Jean-Etienne Guettard - Mémoires sur différentes parties des sciences et arts - Volume 3 alone - à Paris, chez Laurent Prault, 1770 - (2) ff., 544 pages - period marbled full calfskin binding - 20 x 26 cm.
Condition: Missing crowns, joints split on 4 and 8 cm, strong hinges, 2 blunt corners, ribbed spine adorned with gilded fleurons and garnet morocco title and volume number labels, some foxing, red edges This Volume 3 is complete.
First edition, of this "highly esteemed work" (Quérard).
Volume 3, illustrated with 71 fold-out plates by Jean Robert after the drawings by Carème de Fécamp.
Jean-Étienne Guettard (1715-1786), naturalist, geologist and curator of the Cabinet d'histoire naturelle du Duc d'Orléans, was the first to have surveyed and mapped France's geological heritage. This work consists of various memoirs of natural history, based on his interesting discoveries relating to geology, mineralogy, botany, conchyliology, zoology and palaeontology.
Apart from the mentioned imperfections, this copy of this uncommon and treasured work is in good condition.
- Number of Books
- Geology, Illustrated, Illustrated book of 71 engravings, Natural History
- Author/ Illustrator
- Jean-Etienne Guettard
- Book Title
- Mémoires sur différentes parties des sciences et arts
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Other - see description
- Number of pages
- 26×20 cm