BERTRAND, Elie

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BERTRAND, Elie
Collection of various treatises on the natural history of the earth and fossils. Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1766. In-4
(253 x 187 mm) with a frontispiece portrait, 4 ff.n.ch., 552 pp.
Marbled calf, spine ribbed and decorated, red edges (period binding).
Poggendorf, I, 170.
First edition. Élie Bertrand (ca. 1712-1790) brings together all the theories valid at that time on the origin of the Earth, with details on the structure of mountains and on earthquakes, a theory on fossils, as well as a treatise on seas and the origin of mountains. There is also a chronological memoir of earthquakes felt in Switzerland since the 6th century, and a description of the author's mineralogical cabinet.
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