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Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses Environs - RAZUMOVSKII (or RAZOUMOWSKY), G - 1789. 
Six folding engraved plates. 1 p.l., xvi, 322 pp.; 1 p.l., 238 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. marbled boards, orange & pale blue lettering pieces on spines. Lausanne: J. Mourer, 1789. First edition. Razoumovsky (1759-1837), a wealthy Russian aristocrat, spent most of his life in Switzerland, Austria, and Italy and wrote many noteworthy works on geological and mineralogical subjects (see Zittel, pp. 91 & 119). "Very scarceâ¦First and only edition of an illustrated account of the fauna and geology of the Swiss Jura, in the vicinity of NeuchÃ¢tel, Murten and Biel, northwest of Bernâ¦The first volume describes the fauna according to the Linnean system. The second includes a geological description with notes on mining, minerals, fossils etc. The illustrations cover zoology (especially reptiles), entomology and geology (including fossils)."-Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 4045. Fine and attractive set. ? Poggendorff, II, 578-79.
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