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    Scipion Breislak. Atlas géologique, on vues d'amas de colonnes basaltiques faisant suite aux Institutions Géologiques de Scipion Breislak. Milan, 1818.

    First edition. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. 56 engraved plates, including frontispiece.

    Modern brown cloth over marbled paper. Mild foxing throughout. Some discoloration to lower portion of preliminary pages, not affecting the engravings. Very good.

    Breislak's three-volume Institutions Géologiques was issued with this supplemental atlas of plates which has become quite a scarce volume on its own. Because of Breislak's affiliation with the Vulcanists of the period, many of the plates depict regions of basaltic columns, such as the Giant's Causeway, Fingal's Cave, and the Cyclopean Isles, bolstering the notion that rocks formed from molten origins.

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