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Saussure, Horace-Benedict de
Voyages dans les Alps, Precedes d'un Essai sur l'Histoire naturelle de3s Environs de Geneve
Neuchatel: Samuel Fauche, 1779-1786-1796-1796. xxxvi,540,(1); xvi,641; xx,532,(2),(2),594,(2) pp. Quarto. 4 volumes. Bound in a very attractive, 19th century half morocco and light green cloth binding. Morocco tips to corners. Contrasting red labels with spine ruled into 7 compartments. Half titles. 2 folding maps. 21 plates, many folding. A fine very clean attractive set A very scarce set of Saussure's magnum opus with all of the volumes in first edition. Horace Bénédict de Saussure was a Genevan geologist, meteorologist, physicist, mountaineer and Alpine explorer, often called the founder of alpinism and modern meteorology. Wikipedia 177
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