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Dolomieu, Deodat
Voyage aux iles de Lipari, fait en 1781, ou notices sur les Iles Aeoliennes, pour servir a l'histoire des volcans; suivi d'un memoire sur une espece de volcan d'air, & d'un autre sur la temperature du climat de Malthe, & sur la difference de la chaleur reelle & de la chaleur sensibleÉ
Rue et Hotel Serpente, Paris, 1783. First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 208; engraved head- and tail-pieces; early dark blue paper-covered boards stamped in gilt on spine, some wear to extremities, tidemarking in signature D, and occasional light foxing, otherwise a very good, uncut copy. The geologist Dolomieu (1750-1801), after whom the mineral dolomite was named, "acquired a reputation as one of the most astute geologists . He was known primarily for his studies of volcanic substances and regions; among his related interests were earthquakes, the structure of mountain ranges, the classification of rocks, and the fashion in which chemical and mineralogical studies could be applied to historical interpretation of the earth" (DSB). This copy from the library of Charles Jaillet, with his bookplate mounted to front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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