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LECOQ (Henri).
LECOQ (Henri). Atlas Géologique du Département du Puy-de-Dôme, à l'échelle 1861
100349 LECOQ (Henri). Atlas Géologique du Département du Puy-de-Dôme, à l'échelle 1861 LECOQ (Henri). Atlas Géologique du Département du Puy-de-Dôme, à l'échelle du 40/1000. Exécuté à ses frais pendant les années 1827 à 1858 (31 Ans) et publié aux frais du Département pendant les années 1859 à 1861 (3 Ans). Clermont-Ferrand, Imp. Lith. Paris-Beaulieu, imprimé en noir et en couleur par Gilberton, 1861. In-plano. Coloured caption leaf. 24 numbered leaves on tissue. Half green sheep with parchment corners, flat spine, red morocco lettering piece on upper side (contemporary binding, rubbed, several skinnings on the spine and the sides). First Edition of this rare and monumental atlas, the result of 30 years of work by Henri Lecoq (1802-1871). Professor of natural history, curator of the cabinet of mineralogy, director of the botanical garden of Clermont-Ferrand and member of several scientific academies, he signed or collaborated to more than 150 publications (botanic, geology, mineralogy, pharmacy), and prospected in Auvergne to gather materials for his researches. The present atlas, chromolithographed by Gilberton in Clermont Ferrand, is composed with 24 leaves measuring 75x56cm. According to the assembly table, printed on the 5th leaf, the 6th leaf, which does not appear in the numerotation, refers to the title.Some foxing, a few stains and dampstains, otherwise very good, with bright colours.
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