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2 AUBUISSON DE VOISINS, Jean François d'. Geognosie 106

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Description: First geological handbook based on Werner's teachings
AUBUISSON DE VOISINS, Jean François d'.
Geognosie, oder Darstellung der jetzigen Kenntnisse über die physisische und mineralische Beschaffenheit der Erdkugel; deutsch bearbeitet durch J.G. Wiemann.
Dresden, Arnoldischen Buchhandlung, 1821-1822. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates, including one coloured by hand, and 1 letterpress folding table. Contemporary boards.
€ 795
First edition of the German translation of the first geological textbook in France based on the teachings of Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817), which "won wide popularity on account of its clearness and the elegance in its mode of treatment" (Zittel). D'Aubuisson (1769-1841) closely followed the methodical arrangement of the subject introduced by Werner in his lectures, but included mostly French illustrative examples, instead of German. "An important deviation from Werner's teaching was made by D'Aubuisson in his insertion of Tertiary formations between the Secondary deposits and diluvial clays and gravels" (Zittel). He was, together with Leopold von Buch and Alexander von Humboldt, one of the three great pupils of Werner.
With the owner's inscription of "Joh. Christ. Flittner" on the title-pages of both volumes. Slightly browned with some leaves creased. Bindings somewhat rubbed along the extremities. A good copy.
Reichardt I, 29 and II; Ward 89; Zittel, pp. 143-144.
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