[Reynaud de Montlozier, Fr. - Dominique];... - Lot 96 - Crait + Müller

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[Reynaud de Montlozier, Fr. - Dominique];... - Lot 96 - Crait + Müller
[Reynaud de Montlozier, Fr. - Dominique]; - Essai sur la théorie des volcans d'Auvergne. Riom et Clermont, Landriot et Rousset, 1802. In-8 uncut paperback, untrimmed, in contemporary dust jacket. - 184 pp. Second edition (the first in 1789) of this important treatise on volcanology, based on numerous observations in the field, where he spent many years. Also included: Lacoste, Pierre-François. - Lettres minéralogiques et géologiques sur les volcans de l'Auvergne, écrites dans un voyage fait en 1804. Clermont, Landriot, 1805. In-8, paperback in original dust jacket, uncut, untrimmed - [4 ff.], IX, 459 pp., [3 pp.]. 2 large folding tables (non-volcanic and volcanic minerals). The work is a collection of 45 letters devoted to Auvergne, the first 8 of which concern the Monts Dôme, the next 21 the Monts d'Or and the last 16 describe the Cantal. Lacoste (1754-1825) was a naturalist who taught natural history at the Ecole Centrale du Puy-de-Dôme and directed the botanical garden there.
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