Paris: Chez G. Dufour et Ed. D'Ocagne, 1825.
3rd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003485
8vo (192 x 123 mm). , II, 400 pp. Incl. half-title, 2 folding letterpress tables and 6 engraved plates. Extra illustrated with author's engraved portrait bound as frontispiece. [BOUND BEFORE, IBID:] Recherches sur les Ossemens Fossiles, PROSPECTUS D'une Nouvelle Édition, 4 pp., drop title to first page. Bound in contemporary half calf over tree-marbled boards, spine with gilt ruling and label lettered in gilt, yellow-dyed edges (extremities and boards little rubbed). Text generally clean and crisp with very minor occasional spotting, few pages somewhat browned at outer margins. Provenance: Compte Amaury de la Chevalerie (bookplate to front pastedown); small ink stamp "Borda" on first page of prospectus and p. 25; sales receipt by Librairie Paul Jammes, Paris, dated Dec. 28, 1993, loosely inserted. ----
FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Taking advantage of the publication of the third edition of his ossements fossiles, G. Cuvier revised, corrected and increased his Discourse on the Revolutions of the Surface of the Globe and, at the request of many readers, had it printed separately. In this speech, which was a great success, Cuvier exposes his ideas on the cataclysms which upset the earth in the past, and in particular on the last, which coincides with the biblical deluge. The engravings show various fossilized skeleton finds, as well as the reconstruction of an Egyptian ibis. - Visit our website to see more images!
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