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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London from November 15, 1883 to April 24, 1884

By: Baird, A.W., Darwin, George, Huxley, T.H., Owen, Richard, Scott, R.H. and Vereker, F.C.P.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Harrison and Sons: 1884

Edition: FIrst edition

Seller ID: 281


ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS OF KRATATOA ERUPTION AND GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES WITH LARGE FOLD-OUT PLATES; RIPPLE WAVES IN SAND AND SHAPE OF THE EARTH BY GEORGE DARWIN. 8 1/2 inches tall hardcover, 3/4 leather with marbled boards, spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, cover edges rubbed, institutional library handstamp (withdrawn) to title page, bookplate to rear paste-down, overall very good. Contains descriptions of famous volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in August, 1883, with two 20 inch-long foldout plates; Report on the tidal disturbances caused by the volcanic eruptions at Java, August 27 and 28,... View more info

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Traite physique et Historique de l'Aurore Boreale

By: de Mairan, Jean Jacques d'Ortous

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier: 1735

Edition: First Amsterdam edition

Seller ID: 388


EARLY TREATISE ON AUROR BOREALIS BY FRENCH GEOPHYSICIST, ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE ENGRAVINGS. 7 inches tall volume bound in original card covers with faded handwritten title to spine, pages uncut, title page lacking (provided in facsimile), text and 30 figures contained in 17 fine folding copper plate engravings complete (plates not bound in sequence). Light soiling to covers, bookplate of previous owner to front paste-down, ink inscription top of front paste-down. JEAN-JACQUES D'ORTOUS DE MAIRAN (1678 – 1771) was a French geophysicist, astronomer and most notably, chronobiologist, was born in ... View more info