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Geological Books - Italy

No.
1
Author
Dolomieu, Deodat Lipari and Aeolian Islands
Description
Voyages aux Iles de Lipari, fait en 1781, ou Notices sur les Iles Aeoliennes, pour server a l’Histiore des Volcans; suivi d’un Memoire sur une espece de Volcan d’air, e d’un autre sur la Temperature du climat de Malthe, et sur la difference de la Chaleur reelle et de la Chaleur sensible, by Deodat Dolomieu, published at Rue et Hotel Serpent (Paris) under the priviledge of the Academie Royale des Sciences. 1783, first edition, 208 pp. In original printers’ marbled paper covers, untrimmed. Binding is tight and sound, text is clean, clear and unfoxed. Small floral stamp at end of Prologue and maritime vignette at beginning of main work; otherwise, there are no illustrations or maps and never were. Apart from the light soiling of the temporary covers and curled page edges which would be trimmed if bound in hard covers, in good to very good condition. Rare.
Price
£490
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