DeLuc, Jean Andre; Lettres sur l'Histoire Physique de la Terre adressées à M. le Professeur Blumenbach renfermant de nouvelles preuves géologiques et historiques de la mission divine de Moyse. Paris: Chez Nyon, An VI (1798). Octavo, pp. cxxviii-406-(2).
The book is complete and in a contemporary calf over marbled boards with marbled endsheets, gilt spine panels and titles. The binding is tight, light scuffing to board and spine edges. The text is clean, contemporary stamp on title page margin. In very good condition.
DeLuc (1727-1817) was a Swiss geologist, natural philosopher and meteorologist. He is mainly remembered for his writings on geology and meteorology. His book “Lettres sur l'histoire physique de la terre” or Letters on the Physical History of the Earth is addressed to Johann Friedrich Blumenbach. In it he provides what he considers to be the geological and physical proofs for a theory of the creation of the Earth in six periods of time modeled on the six days of creation.