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Rare Geology Book: Neue Denkschriften der Allgemeinen Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften. 1860 and 1861

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Rare Geology Book: Neue Denkschriften der Allgemeinen Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften. 1860 and 1861

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Neue Denkschriften der Allgemeinen Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften. Nouveaux Mémoires de la Société Helvétique des Sciences Naturelles. Band VII mit LXII Tafeln. Zurich, Druck von Zurcher & Furrer, 1860. Large quarto, 10 1/2 x 9 inches, pp. 59, 10 plates & pp. 21 & pp. 32, viii, 12 plates & pp. & pp. 15, folded partially colored plan & pp. 59, 1 colored map, 10 plates ( mostly colored or tinted) & pp. 20, 4 tinted plates & 76, folded colored geological map & pp. 32 & pp. 30, 7 tinted plates & pp. 11, 3 tinted plates & pp. 135, 1 folded colored geological map, 2 folded colored profiles. & Neue Denkschriften der Allgemeinen Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften. Nouveaux Mémoires de la Société Helvétique des Sciences Naturelles. Band VIII mit LXII Tafeln. Zurich, Druck von Zurcher & Furrer, 1861. Large quarto, 10 1/2 x 9 inches, pp. 145, 13 plates & pp. 33 & pp. 160, 15 plates & pp. 100, 34 plates, ix-xxx.

The volumes are in a contemporary calf and marble covered boards with a penned spine label, short archival repair to lower binding edge of one volume. Binding is tight with minor wear, text and plates are clean with minor foxing to a few plates. Old society rubber stamp on title page. In very good condition.

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These early Swiss natural history memoirs were originally published in Neuchatel and began with numerous works by L. Agassiz. Studies included the first works on the structure and stratigraphy of the Swiss Alps including the first study on flysch in which the term was used.
 
The 1860 volume contains important works on straigraphy and paleontology. The studies are:
1. Eduard Graeffe; Beobachtungen uber Radiaten und Wurmer in Nizza Gesammelt. (10 plates).
2. W. A. Ooster;  Catalogue des Cephalopodes Fossiles des Alpes Suisses, Partie I & II & III. (12 plates).
3. Th. Zschokke; Die Gebirgsschichten, weiche vom Tunnel zu Aarau Durchschnitten Wurden. (1 plate).
4. Carlo Strozzi; Three memoirs: Contributions a la Flore Fossile Italienne Seconde through fifth memoire. ( 24 plates, 1 map, 1 profile).
5. G.  Theobald; Unterengadin. Geognostiche Skizze. (1 map).
6. Meyer-Durr; Ein Blick uber die Schweizerische Orthoptern-Fauna.
8. F. J. Kaufmann; Untersuchungen uber die Mittel - und Ostchweizerische Subalpine Molasse. (1 map, 2 profiles).

The 1861 volume also contains important works on straigraphy and paleontology. The studies are:
1. Thurmann J. & Etallon, A.; Lethea Bruntrutana ou Etudes Paleontologiques et Stratigraphiques sur le Jura bernois. 13 plates.
2. Vnetz, M.; Memoire sur L'extension des Anciens Glaciers.
3. Ooster, W.A.; Catalogue des Cephalopodes Fossiles des Alpen Suisses. IV Partie. 15 plates.
4. Ooster, W.A.; Catalogue des Cephalopodes Fossiles des Alpen Suisses. V Partie. 34 plates.

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