Antiquariaat Junk - personalized rss feed http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/ Antiquariaat Junk B.V. - Search criteria: Subject: Paleontology MORO, A.L. - De Crostacei e degli altri Marini Corpi che si truovano su' monti libri due. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9478&s_currency= MORO, A.L.

De Crostacei e degli altri Marini Corpi che si truovano su' monti libri due.

Venezia, S. Monti, 1740. 4to (275 x 195mm). pp. (16), 452, with engraved title-vignette and 8 folded engraved plates. Later half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides.

First edition. "Rare. One of the most important books in the early history of geology. This is the author's best known and most controversial work. Moro was interested in the fossils he found in the mountains and how they came to be there. In the 'De Crostacei e degli altri Marini Corpi' Moro speculates on the organic nature of fossils. He affirmed the theory that mountains and most islands were formed by volcanoes and thought that stratified rock was igneous in origin. His most original thoughts in this area consisted of the idea that two kinds of mountains existed, Primitive and Secondary, each of different age and composition. This theory, elaborated on by others, later became the foundation for studies in historical geology"(C. Schuh, Biobliography of minerology). "Moro was very impressed by the new volcanic islands that rose from the bay in Santorini in 1707. He was particularly struck by accounts that described how shells had been brought up from the bottom of the sea floor by the force of the eruption. It occured to Moro that perhaps this was the source of all fossil bearing beds" (W.B. Ashworth, Volcanoes, Basalt, and discovery of geological time p. 16). The title vignette shows a volcanic island, newly erupted and brimming with seashells. The English translation of the title is as follows: On shells and other marine bodies that are found on mountains. Agassiz III, 622; Cotta 16; Geikie. Founders of geology, pp. 61-66; Zittel, p. 32.

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BRANDER, G. - Fossilia Hantoniensia collecta, et in Musaeo Britannico deposita. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9381&s_currency= BRANDER, G.

Fossilia Hantoniensia collecta, et in Musaeo Britannico deposita.

Londini 1766. 4to (270 x 215mm). pp. (2), vi, 43, with 9 engraved plates and 1 engraved title vignette. Contemporary marbled boards, later half calf, spine with gilt lettered label.

"In 1765 Gustavus Brander (1720-1787), a prosperous London merchant of Swedish parentage, with a country residence at Christchurch, Hampshire, gave the Museum a collection of fossils, mostly molluscs, from the Hampshire cliffs. Daniel Solander (1733-1782) described them in his 'Fossila Hantoniensia...'" (Stearn, The Natural History Museum at South Kensington p. 226). The engraved plates show 123 figures, mostly shells. A reissue appeared in 1829 by W. Wood. Nissen ZBI, 535.

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ZENKER, J.C. - Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Urwelt. Organische Reste (Petrefacten) aus der Altenburger Braunkohlen-Formation, dem Blankenburger Quadersandstein, jenaischen bunten Sandstein und böhmischen Übergangsgebirge. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8795&s_currency= ZENKER, J.C.

Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Urwelt. Organische Reste (Petrefacten) aus der Altenburger Braunkohlen-Formation, dem Blankenburger Quadersandstein, jenaischen bunten Sandstein und böhmischen Übergangsgebirge.

Jena, Friedrich Mauke, 1833. 4to (310 x 250mm). pp. viii, 67, (1), with 6 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards.

Johnathan Carl Zenker (1799-1837), a German geologist, was a professor at the University of Jena. 'In dieser Zeit veröffentlichte er ein bemerkenswerthes Werk: "Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Urwelt" (Jena 1833), in welchem er die organischen Reste aus der Altenburger Braunkohlenformation, dem Blankenburger Quadersandstein, jenaischen bunten Sandstein und böhmischen Uebergangsgebirge behandelt' (Deutsche Biographie). B.M. (Nat. Hist) V, p. 2387.

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GERVAIS, P. - Zoologie et Paléontologie Françaises. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8766&s_currency= GERVAIS, P.

Zoologie et Paléontologie Françaises.

Nouvelles recherches sur les Animaux Vertébres dont on trouve les ossements enfouis dans le sol de la France et sur leur comparaison avec les espèces propres aux autres régions du Globe. Deuxième Edition. Paris, Bertrand, 1859. 4to (275 x 360mm). 84 lithographed plates. Publisher's printed wrappers.

Atlas only. In 1848-1852 appeared his important work 'Zoologie et paléontologie françaises', supplementary to the palaeontological publications of Georges Cuvier and Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville; of this a second and greatly improved edition was issued in 1859. In 1865 he accepted the professorship of zoology at the Sorbonne. Nissen ZBI, 1545.

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LAMARCK, J.B. - 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. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8667&s_currency= LAMARCK, J.B.

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.

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

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SCHMIDEL, C.C. - Vorstellung einiger merkwürdigen Versteinerungen mit kurzen Anmerkungen versehen. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8500&s_currency= SCHMIDEL, C.C.

Vorstellung einiger merkwürdigen Versteinerungen mit kurzen Anmerkungen versehen.

Erlangen, J.J. Palm, 1793. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to (257 x 208mm). pp. (2), 25, (1), (2), 45, (1), with 24 (2 hand-coloured) engraved plates. Later half cloth, gilt lettered spine, marbled sides.

Second edition. The first edition was published in Nürnberg from 1780-82. Schmidel was a famous mineralogist-botanist editing Gesner's posthumous botanical publications. He was professor of pharmacology at Erlangen and served as physician to Margrave Carl Alexander. A very fine work on fossils and petrifaction. Schmidel's interests as a naturalist focused on mineralogy, ore mineralogy in particular. Owners name on title and underlining of 2 words. Two issues appeared one with the plates coloured and one with plain plates. The present copy is the issue with the plain plates. Ward & Carozzi 1982.

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BEUTH, F. - Juliae et Montium subterranea sive fossilium variorum per utrumque ducatum hinc inde repertorum syntagma, in quo singula breviter recensentur ac describuntur, quae quidem collecta hucusque servantur in Museo Francisci Beuth, Missionarii Julio-Montensis. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8196&s_currency= BEUTH, F.

Juliae et Montium subterranea sive fossilium variorum per utrumque ducatum hinc inde repertorum syntagma, in quo singula breviter recensentur ac describuntur, quae quidem collecta hucusque servantur in Museo Francisci Beuth, Missionarii Julio-Montensis.

Düsseldorpii, J.A. Zehnpfenning, 1776. 8vo (200 x 123mm). pp. 181, with 2 folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (ends of spine rubbed).

Very scarce work describing the fossils of Jülich-Berg (Rhineland/Germany). Franz Beuth was a German theologian. Beuth left the Jesuits becoming a miner missionary at Düsseldorf. Cobres I, 143: "Nützlich"; B.M.(N.H.) VI, 88.

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SISMONDA, E. - Synopsis methodica animalium invertebratorum Pedemontii fossilium (exceptis speciebus ineditis). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8127&s_currency= SISMONDA, E.

Synopsis methodica animalium invertebratorum Pedemontii fossilium (exceptis speciebus ineditis).

Augustae Taurinorum, Typis Regiis, 1847. 8vo. (215 x 140mm). pp. viii, 62. Publisher's printed wrappers.

With a dedication of the auhtor.

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LINNAEUS, C. - Vollständiges Natursystem des Mineralreichs nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe in einer freyen und vermehrten Uebersetzung. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7834&s_currency= LINNAEUS, C.

Vollständiges Natursystem des Mineralreichs nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe in einer freyen und vermehrten Uebersetzung.

Nürnberg, G.N. Raspe, 1777-1779. 8vo (195 x 120mm). 4 volumes. pp. (4), 652, with 5 engraved foldedplates; pp. (16), 496, (8), with 9 folded plates; pp. (16), 486 with 13 folded plates; pp. lxiv, 528, (10), with 30 folded plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines with red and black gilt lettered label (slightly rubbed).

"Linnaeus achieved worldwide influence mainly through his pioneer work in systemizing botany but healso applied his passion for the arrangement to the animal and mineral kingdoms. In these mineral studies he describes many fossils and expounds his views on the age of the world, being careful not to upset the ecclesiastical orthodoxy of his time" (Hoover Collection 542). A good copy of this rare mineralogical work with beautifully engraved plates. Soulsby 100.

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NYST, P.H. - Description des Coquilles et des Polypiers Fossiles des terrains Tertiaires de la Belgique. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7821&s_currency= NYST, P.H.

Description des Coquilles et des Polypiers Fossiles des terrains Tertiaires de la Belgique.

Bruxelles, M. Hayze, 1845. 4to (265 x 210mm). pp. 675, (1), 2 index, with 49 fine lithographed plates each with descriptive text leaf. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides.

A fine copy of the rare first edition with 49 fine lithographed plates by G. Severeyns. The work was also publised as vol. xvii of the 'Mémoires couronnés de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Belgique', but only with 15 plates. Pierre Henri Nyst was co-founder of the Paleontological Society of Belgium and published on fossil shells. A beautifully produced work. Uit de Schelp gekropen 68; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) III, 1459.

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TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, P. - Le Phénomène Humain. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7150&s_currency= TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, P.

Le Phénomène Humain.

Rome, 28 October 1948. 4to (273 x 218mm). pp. (8), ii, 174. Printed wrapper, paperbacked spine.

The extremely rare and unrecorded privately issued edition of Teilhard de Chardin's famous work on evolution. The work was forbidden by the church and was published after the death of the author in 1955 in an edition of 500 copies. This privately issued edition was mimeographed and distributed to a very few friends and scientists. The 'Foundation Teilhard de Chardin' in Paris does not have a copy of the work. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was born in 1881 and died in New York 1955. He was a Jesuit priest, paleontologist and one of the most important and original thinkers of the 20th century. The years 1908-1912 had been of critical intellectual formation. He was influenced by Henri Bergson's 'Evolution Creatice' and the book would be of a critical influence on Teilhard's thinking as it set his lifelong interest on the subject of evolution. Teilhard de Chardin became professor of geology at the Catholic Institute of Paris. However soon his ideas about evolution were considered unorthodox by his religious superiors and he was forbidden to teach. He stayed a long time in China doing extensive research on mammalian fossil fauna. He was an advisor to the Geological Survey of China and undertook many expeditions, one of which unearthed the skull of the Peking man (Sinanthropus pekinensis). When he came back to Paris he was forbidden to write about any philosophical subject. The biggest blow however was in 1950 when the Church forbid him to publish his major work 'Le Phénomène Humain'. "The Teilhardian thesis is not a scientific theory but, rather, a philosophical world view based on certain themes drawn from the evolutionary synthesis and expressed in mystical, often poetic terms. Teilhard discerned in the historical development of the cosmos a law of 'complexity-consciousness', a notion reminiscent of Haeckel's views of the psychic unity of the organic world, only extended on a cosmic scale to include the inorganic world. According to Teilhard's law, each succesive stage in the evolutionary process is marked, first, by an increasing degree of complexity in organization and, second, by a corresponding increase in degree of conciousness. Evolution thus proceeds in orderly fashion from the inorganic to the organic, from less complex to more highly organized forms of life, through the process of hominization and beyond to 'planetization,' wherby all the peoples of 'Homo sapiens' are to achieve collectively an ultrahuman convergence, seen symbolically as a final 'Point Omega'" (DSB). Teilhard went in exile in New York in 1951, where he was invited by the Wenner-Gren foundation, to continue his paleontogical work. He died on Easter Day April 10th. 1955. The 'Avertissement' is dated: Paris, Mars 1947. The last pages of the work is dated: Rome, 28 Octobre 1948. Ladislaus Polgár in his 'Internationale Teilhard-Bibliographie' mentions the fact that some of his writings were reproducted and known to a small group 'die zwar vervielfältigt einem engeren Kreis bereits bekannt waren, aber erst nach seinem Tod veröffentlicht wurden".

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PALAEONTOGRAPHICA. - Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Vorwelt. Herausgegeben von Wilh. Dunker und Herm. von Meyer (& K.A. Zittel). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7128&s_currency= PALAEONTOGRAPHICA.

Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Vorwelt. Herausgegeben von Wilh. Dunker und Herm. von Meyer (& K.A. Zittel).

Cassel, Theodor Fischer/ Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, (1846-) 1851-1894. Volumes 1-40. With 1743, mostly lithographed plates of which some tinted, 2 maps. Contemporary half calf, spines with green gilt lettered label, marbled sides.

A very rare, almost complete, early run of this most important paleontological periodical. Volume 2lacks 6 plates and volume 30 does not contain the monographs published between 1898 and 1906, as the library stopped subscribing after 1894. This beautifully produced periodical containing numerous monographs on fossil shells was edited by the leading 19th century German paleontologists Herm. von Meyer, Wilh. Dunker and K.A. Zittel. All famous German paleontologists of the second half of the 19th century contributed, by publishing larger or smaller monographs in the Palaeontographica. "Ein Hauptverdienst Dunkers war es, mit H. v. Meyer zusammen in 1846 die Palaeontographica begründet zu haben, das die deskriptiven Grundlagen der Paläontologie schuf. Dunker gab mit Meyer 18 dieser Bände heraus, anschliessend noch 6 Bände mit K.A. von Zittel. Besonderer Wert erhalten die zahlreichen paläontologischen Veröffentlichungen durch seine selbstgefertigten, vorzüglichen lithographischen Tafeln" (NDB IV, 199). Added to the present set are some volumes of the 'Palaeontographica Supplementbände' (supplement volumes) Supplement volumes to Palaeontographica were published on individual topics. Volume I (1862-66): Hellmann, A. Die Petrefacten Thüringens nach dem Materiale des Herzogl. Naturalien-Kabinets in Gotha; Volume II (1870-84). We have 4 of the 7 monographs, of which one does not have the plates, it however contains the superbly produced monograph by Zittel in large folio 'Die Fauna der älteren cephalopenführenden Tithonbildungen'; Volume III (1875-82), complete and bound 2 vols containing 20 monographs. A very well preserved set, one fasc. of vol. 30 bound in half cloth. Provenance: Small stamp on some title pages 'Stadtbibliothek Winterthur'.

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THIOLLIÈRE, V.J. DE L'ISLE. - Description des poissons fossiles provenant des gisements coralliens du Jura dans le Bugey... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6103&s_currency= THIOLLIÈRE, V.J. DE L'ISLE.

Description des poissons fossiles provenant des gisements coralliens du Jura dans le Bugey...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1854-73. 2 livraisons. Folio (544 x 360 mm). pp. (iv), 26, (2); 70, with 26 lithographed plates, 24 coloured and 7 double-page, one double-page lithographed cross-section and one folding table; some occasional light spotting, a very nice copy, uncut in its original printed wrappers.

First edition of this study of fossil fish from the Jura, intended as a supplement to Agassiz's 'Recherches sur les poissons fossiles' (1833-43). The fossils are all depicted life-size. This is an expanded version of a monograph which was first published in the annals of the Agricultural Society of Lyon. Nissen ZBI 4115

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RASOUMOVSKY, G. DE. - Observations Minéralogiques sur les environs de Vienne. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=5883&s_currency= RASOUMOVSKY, G. DE.

Observations Minéralogiques sur les environs de Vienne.

Vienne, Leopold Grund, 1822. 4to. pp. iv, 58, (2), with 10 handcoloured plates. Contemporary printed boards (spine rebacked).

This beautifully produced monograph deals to a large extend with fossils found in the surroundings of the Austrian capital Vienna. However mineralogical matters are also discussed widely. The attractive plates, some engraved and others lithographed show fossils and minerals. "Count Razumovsky (1759-1837) was a Russian nobleman and geologist. He built a collection of about 6,000 Russian mineral specimens, and also others from Germany and Switzerland, 'at great expense and over many years'. He later lived in Paris and Lausanne, and sold his collection to Georg Gibbs ca. 1800" (Wilson. The History of Mineral Collecting, p. 189). B.M.(Nat. Hist.)IV, 1657.

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BARRANDE, J. - Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=4989&s_currency= BARRANDE, J.

Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême.

Ière Partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES. Vol. VI. CLASSE DES MOLLUSQUES. ORDRE DES ACEPHALES. Prague/Paris, chez l'auteur et éditeur, 1881. 4 volumes. Large-4to. pp. xxiv, 342, with 361 lithographed plates. Original blind stamped cloth, spines with gilt lettering.

The complete Acephala-section.

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BARRANDE, J. - Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=4988&s_currency= BARRANDE, J.

Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême.

Ière Partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES. Vol. V. CLASSE DES MOLLUSQUES. ORDRE DES BRACHIOPODES. Prague/Paris, chez l'auteur et éditeur, 1879. 2 volumes. Large-4to. pp. xiv, (2), 226, with 153 lithographed plates. Original blind stamped cloth, spines with gilt lettering.

The complete Brachiopoda-section. Plate 29 in xerox-copy.

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BARRANDE, J. - Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=4986&s_currency= BARRANDE, J.

Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême.

Ière Partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES. Vol. II. CEPHALOPODES. Planches 1 à 244. Prague/Paris, chez l'auteur et éditeur, 1872. 2 volumes. Large-4to. With 244 lithographed plates and descriptive text. Original blind stamped cloth, spines with gilt lettering.

The first two (of five) plate-volumes of the Cephalopoda-section. Plate 158 in xerox-copy.

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JOHNSTON, R.M. - Systematic account of the Geology of Tasmania. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=4945&s_currency= JOHNSTON, R.M.

Systematic account of the Geology of Tasmania.

Hobart, J. Walch & Sons, 1888. Large-4to. pp. (4), 6, xxii, (2), 408, with folded coloured geological map of Tasmania, 57 mostly tinted lithographed plates of fossils, and 25 plates including sections, views, and portraits of Trucanini and King Billy. Contemporary half calf, 4 raised bands, gilt lines and black gilt lettered label.

B.M.(N.H.) V, 2074; Ferguson 10968. The first major contribution towards the Geology of Tasmania. Abeautifully produced monograph published by the Authority of the Government. "While the scientific aspect has not been neglected, a great portion of the work is devoted to the description of our rocks containing tin, gold, coal, and other valuable products ... I trust the work may be of practical service to all who are engaged in the development of the important mineral resources of the Colony" (From the Introduction). A fine copy of this scarce work.

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WINKLER, T.C. - Des Tortues Fossiles conservées dans le Musée Teyler et dans quelques autres musées. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=1322&s_currency= WINKLER, T.C.

Des Tortues Fossiles conservées dans le Musée Teyler et dans quelques autres musées.

Haarlem, Loosjes, 1869. Royal-8vo. pp. 151, with 33 tinted folding plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt spine.

B.M.(N.H.) V, 2338. Winkler was vertebrate palaeontologist at Teyler Museum, Haarlem, one of the most beautifully preserved early science museums in the world, with an emphasis on palaeontology.

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