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BLAVIER, Édouard.


Essai de statistique minéralogique et géologique du Département de La Mayenne. Paris: Carilliau-Goeury… [and] Le Mans: Deneau-Lagroie… 1837.

Price £ GBP 300.00

8vo, 196 pages, 1 large folding hand-coloured map and 1 folding plate, both from drawings by the author. Contemporary red boards, green morocco labels on spine. Some foxing throughout, especially on the early pages, otherwise a very good copy. Stamp of the engineers René Arrault on front free endpaper and Léon Dru on half-title.

SOLE EDITION. A scarce and informative work on the geology and mineralogy of the Département of La Mayenne in western France, including important statistics on the mines of the region. It is illustrated with a fine hand-coloured geological map. Blavier (1802–1887) was engineer-in-chief of the mines at Douay.

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