AUCTION RESULTS FROM AUCTION 348, 13-14 Nov. 2018
GEOLOGY -- MORAND, J.F.C. l'Art d'exploiter les mines de charbon de terre. (N.pl., n.pr.), 1768-79. 2 in 3 vols. (2), xviii, 196; (2), 197-460; (2), 461-725, (1); (2), 727-1114; (2), xiii, (1), 1115-1356, 44; (11), 1357-1612 pp. W. 79 engr. plates (incl. 3 fold.). Fol. Cont. mottled cf. w. raised bands, richly dec. gilt backs, brown and black labels & all edges red. (Spine ends chipped, joints partly split/skilfully rep., corners a bit bumped, some unobtrusive foxing in places, but else a fine and clean set with ample margins).
estimate EUR 750 EUR 800¶ Important work on mining, written by French medical doctor, chemist and geologist Jean François Clément Morand (1726-1784). It was published in the series "Description des Arts et Métiers", a forerunner of the famous Encyclopédie of Diderot et d'Alembert, and the Encyclopédie Méthodique. The work deals with the different kinds and qualities of coal, the geographical distribution of coal-bearing deposits, the methods of mining and mining equipment, the economical value, fossils found in coal layers, etc. - Brunet II, 618.
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