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    Hauy's Discovery of Geometrical Law - Signed by the Publisher

    Rene Just Hauy. Traite de Mineralogie. Paris: Louis, 1801. First edition. Signed by the publisher on the verso of the half-title in volume I. Four octavo volumes and one oblong quarto atlas volume. Atlas volume approximately 8.5 x 10.5 inches. With eighty-six engraved plates. Bound in contemporary full tree calf, spines elaborately tooled in gilt, red and green gilt morocco lettering labels. Some wear and chipping to spines and corners, some wear to boards, some toning and foxing in text and on plates, some ink library marks. Still, a near fine copy. In this work, Hauy expands his classification system of minerals as well as describing his discovery of the geometrical law of crystallization.



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