Paris: I'Imprimerie de Bossange, 1809. Seven fine copper engraved plates from a French mining journal, extracted and bound together. Vol. 25, Plates 1 - 5 & Vol. 26, Plates 6 & 7, from 'Journal Des Mines, ou Recueil De Memoires Sur L'Exploitation Des Mines..'
The plates, some folding, include: 2 plates of diagrams of crystalline structures including arragonite; 2 double plates with diagrams of cylindrical bellows; gypsum strata at the Basse de Montmartre; various forms of rock and earth formations; and new pulley machine (machine de tirage). Faint scattered fox spotting to later plates. Very good overall. Item #23409