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SAINT-FOND, Barthélemy Faujas de.

Voyage en Angleterre, en Écosse et aux îles Hébrides;...

ayant pour objet les sciences, les arts, l'histoire narurelle et les mœurs; avec la description minéalogique du pays de Newcastle, des montagnes du Derbyshire, des environs d'Édimbourg, de Glasgow, de Perth, de S.-Andrews, du duché d'Inverary et de la grotte de Fingal. Avec figures.

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Published: Paris Chez H. J. Jansen, 1797

Stock Code: 127675

£1,250
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Notes

First edition of this account of Saint-Fond's (1741-1819) travels to Britain in the year 1784, with important observations on the geology of northern England and Scotland, most notably his recognition that Fingal's Cave was a volcanic formation, which had gone unnoticed by Joseph Banks. The work also includes anecdotes of Banks, John Whitehurst and the Royal Society. An English translation followed in 1799.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (192 x 121 mm). Contemporary quarter sheep, tan labels to spines, marbled sides.

Illustrations

7 engraved plates, 6 of which are folding.

Condition

Some light rubbing, occasional faint foxing, yet overall an excellent copy, joints and hinges intact, folding plates without tears.

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