Théorie de la Terre


Published by Paris: Maradan, 1795, Paris, 1795
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3 vols. FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Contemp. sheep, spines gilt and with contrasting labels. xvi, 422; viii, 456; viii, 471 pp. Seven folding engraved plates. Occasional light spotty browning, light unimportant dampstain in vol. 3; a very good set. "Taking a broad cosmogonical view of creation, LaMétherie regarded the major features of the earth as the result of the combined action of crystallization, moving water, and shifts in the planetary-motion characteristics of the earth. Major alterations in the crust, he believed, had not occurred since the main valleys and mountains were created by the primordial crystallization process. Mountain upheavals, violent floods, and other agents of change were generally rare and isolated events." (D.S.B.). Zittel, 'Hist. geology & palaeontology', 1901, pp. 77-78. Geology Emerging 1318. Roller & Goodman II.70. Wheatland, p.132. Sotheran/Zeitlinger, 1st suppl., no. 4311 - 2nd ed., 1797. 'Theories of the Earth 1644-1830'(Linda Hall Lib., 1984), no. 90 - German trans., 1797-98. Bookseller Inventory # 000283

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Title: Théorie de la Terre

Publisher: Paris: Maradan, 1795, Paris

Publication Date: 1795

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition

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