1885 Recueil de Mémoires, Rapports et Documents relatifs a l'Observation du Passage de Venus Sur Le Soleil
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce
Lacking the original half title, title page and table of contents.
The geological volume.
Written by Henri Filhol (1843-1902), a French scientist who served as naturalist and expedition doctor on the Transit of Venus Expedition of 1874 to Campbell Island, six-hundred kilometres south of New Zealand. The expedition sought to observe the transit of Venus, a rare astronomical occurrence. This expedition was one of six French expeditions dispatched.
Illustrated with thirteen plates, including a number of magnificent colour plates depicting geological discoveries.
A scarce example of this work.
In a modern full calf binding. Externally lovely. Ownership bookplate to the front pastedown. Contemporary inscription to the first page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are a little spotted, but otherwise clean.
Very Good Indeed
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