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Mineralogie des volcans, ou description de toutes les substances produites ou rejetees par les feux souterrains.

FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, Barthelemy (1741-1819).

Published by Chez Cuchet, 1784., Paris:, 1784
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8vo. 18, 511, [1 blank] pp. Woodcut title-page vignette, headpieces, tailpieces, 3 engraved plates; occasional foxing. Contemporary quarter calf, calf corners, paste-paper over boards, brown leather spine labels, gilt spine; lightly rubbed, else fine. Ownership signature on title of P. Preusse. FIRST EDITION. The Mineralogical Analysis of Basalt & Lava. In this work Faujas de Saint-Fond established for certain that basalt was the product of volcanic action and presents detailed mineralogical analyses of basalt and lava. The origin of basalt was one of the central questions of the time. Faujas de Saint-Fond determined independently from Desmarest that it was of volcanic origin and not a crystallization from water. In the present work Faujas de Saint-Fond deals with different volcanic rocks such as basalt, scoria, obsidian, pozzuolana, minerals, salts, and their appearances. The plates show the different forms of basalt, round and edged, and the basalt formations. Barthelemy Faujas de Saint-Fond was professor of geology at the Museum of Natural History, Paris. BM (Nat. Hist.), II, p. 557; DSB, IV, pp. 548-549; Gascoigne 9091.2; Hoover 292; Poggendorf, I, col. 724; Ward and Carozzi 781. Bookseller Inventory # S6484

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Title: Mineralogie des volcans, ou description de ...

Publisher: Chez Cuchet, 1784., Paris:

Publication Date: 1784

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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