Auction 140, Lot 614

"Livret-Guide Geologique Dans Le Jura et les Alpes de la Suisse…",

Subject: Switzerland, Geology

Period: 1894 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

5.8 x 8.3 inches
14.7 x 21.1 cm

This rare geological excursion guide was issued in conjunction with the International Geological Congress of 1894, which met in Zurich, Switzerland. The volume contains 2 maps and 10 profiles and cross sections of the Jura mountains and the Alps. In addition to the maps and profiles are numerous other illustrations and tables included in the text, describing particular excursions and geologic features. 307 pp., hardbound in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title and stamp on front cover.


Condition: B+

Maps are clean and bright and are generally very good to fine. The geologic map has a few short splits at fold intersections. Plates were originally housed in pockets attached to the front and back covers, but the pockets are now perished. Text is generally good with some light toning and brittle endpapers. The hinge is starting and the covers are somewhat bumped and worn.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012