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Scarce early study of geology of the Altai

Renovantz, Hans Mikhail Mineralogisch-geographische und andere vermischte nachrichten von den Altaischen gebũrgen Russisch Kayserlichen Antheils. Reval [Tallinn] 1788
First edition 4to, pp. [xx], 272, [ii (errata)], with engraved vignette by I.S. Nabholz on title, headpiece to dedication, a folding map partly hand-coloured, and 3 folding plates, 2 partly hand-coloured. A very good copy bound in contemporary Russian mottled calf, narrow gilt border round covers, spine gilt with black lettering piece. Bookplate of A.I. Ward
Svodnyi katalog knig na innostrannykh iazikakh 2345; Rossica R-957

A geological study of the rock formations of the Altai mountains in Siberia by an inspector of the Imperial Mining School in St. Petersburg. Copac lists four copies in British institutions.