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    The Foundation Work of Mathematical Theory of Crystal Structure

    Rene Just Hauy. Essai d'une theorie sur la structure des crystaux appliquee a plusiers genres de substances crystallisees. Paris: Gogue & Nee de la Rochelle, 1784. First edition. Octavo. [2, blank], [viii], 236 pages. Half-title present. With eight engraved folding plates. Bound to style in modern quarter morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endleaves. Some foxing, minor soiling in text, D5 with small hole (with minor loss). Still, a fine copy. Many consider Hauy the father of crystallography. Norman 1021-1022. Dibner 92.

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