Receuil de planches des coquilles fossiles des environs de Paris. Avec leurs explications. On y a joint deux planches des Lymnées fossiles, et autres coquilles qui les accompagnent, des environs de Paris, par M. Brard.
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Paris, G. Dufour & E. d'Ocagne, 1823. Large-4to (303 x 250mm). pp. (4), 30, (2), with 30 engraved plates. Recent brown boards.
"His decription of the fossil fauna of the Paris Basin ... led to his being accepted as the 'founder of modern invertebrate palaeontology'. The problem of extinction encountered in his research is thought to have been crucial in the formulation of the theories on evolution" (Cleevely, p. 177). The offered work is a re-edition of Lamarck's 'Mémoire sur les fossiles des environs de Paris', with new additions. One leaf with paper loss at the outer margin and 2 leaves with old library stamp.
Nissen ZBI, 2365