Jean-Etienne Guettard - Mémoires sur différentes parties des sciences et arts - 1770

Description
Jean-Etienne Guettard - Mémoires sur différentes parties des sciences et arts - 1770
Geology, Illustrated, Natural History, Illustrated book of 71 engravings - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description - Book

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.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Geology, Illustrated, Illustrated book of 71 engravings, Natural History
Author/ Illustrator
Jean-Etienne Guettard
Book Title
Mémoires sur différentes parties des sciences et arts
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1770
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Leather
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
544
Dimensions
26×20 cm
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