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Geology.- Palissy (Bernard) Le Moyen de Devenir Riche et la Maniere veritable par laquelle tous les hommes de la France pourront apprendre à mulitplier & augmenter les thresors & possessions, 2 parts in 1, woodcut ornaments to titles, first part lacking final blank, second part with final blank, occasional worming, mostly marginal, water-stained, contemporary limp vellum, rebacked in contemporary richly gilt calf, this torn and chipped, 8vo, Paris, Robert Foüet, 1636.

⁂ First collected edition of Palissy's two major works: La Recepte Veritable and Discours admirables. Palissy discusses a variety of subjects, including agriculture, geology (origin of salts, springs, precious stones, and rock formations), mines, and forestry.

Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1926.

Literature: Duveen, p. 446; Honeyman 2394; Wellcome I, 4699.

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Geology.- Palissy (Bernard) Le Moyen de Devenir Riche

Estimate £400 - £600
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing