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# 94 13/02/22
PATRIN, Eugène Melchior Louis, 1801 - 1st edition
Histoire naturelle des minéraux,...
➞ Paul Tambuyser
Paris, Deterville, 12mo. (13 x 8.5 cm) 2nd ed. 5 volumes. With a total of 39 engraved hand colored plates.
Patrin spend ten years in mineralogical researches in Germany, Hungary and Russia. The text is based on his original researches in those countries. The set is part of Buffon's Cours complet d'Histoire Naturelle, but is complete in itself. The hand colored plates, depict minerals and fossils.
Very nice mixed full calf bindings, with gilt ornaments and gilt lettering on red labels. All volumes in one marbled slipcase. Contents fine. A lovely set.
# 93 13/02/22
BAUER, Max, 1909
➞ Paul Tambuyser
Leipzig, Chr. Herm. Tauchnitz, 4to (28 x 19 cm), 2nd German ed.; xvi, 766 p., with 21 plates (8 in color and have tissue guards), and 115 text illustrations.
A textbook on gems, their characters, occurrence, applications, with an introduction to their determination. The plates show various types of gem minerals and gemstones. Thoroughly revised edition of this classic masterpiece work on gemstones. Sinkankas (Gemology, An Annotated Bibliography) writes on the first edition '... one of the greatest gemological works ever published and though leaning on Kunz's work noted above, far exceeding it in respect to comprehensiveness both in regard to world gem localities and the scientific study of gemology. It established a model that was to be emulated for many years'.
Original publishers half leather with gilt lettering on spine and leather corners. Some minor staining to the spine. Contents very good apart from a minor damp stain on the title page.