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Pierre Bernard Palassou
PALASSOU, Pierre Bernard.

PALASSOU, Pierre Bernard.
(1745 - 1830)

(Born: 1745; Died: 1830) French mineralogist & geologist.

Biographical references: ABF: I 804, 117. Poggendorff: 2, cols. 346-7. WBI.

Essai sur la Minéralogie, 1784

1. French, 1784.
Essai | Sur | La Minéralogie | Des | Monts-Pyrénées. | [ornament] | A Paris, | Chez Didot jeune, Libraire, quai des Augustins. | [double rule] | M. DCC. LXXXIV.

4°: xx, 346 p., 12 plates, 10 maps (9 folding). Page size: 252 x 183 mm.

Very scarce. First scientific work devoted to the geology and the mineralogy of the whole of the Pyrenees. "Palassou, one of the collaborators of the mineralogical map of France, of Guettard and Monnet studies the septentrional edge of the Pyrenees and notes the extension of the conglomerate to large elements, now bearing his name, which makes it possible to specify the orogeny of the chain." (Daumas, Hist. science, 1115.) Illustrated by 12 engraved plates and 10 large maps including 9 folding.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 4, 1503. Freilich Sale Catalog: no. 418. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 149. Lichtenberg's Magazin: 1, no. 2, p. 101. LKG: XIV 388. Zittel, Geschichte der Geologie, 1899: p. 102.

2. French, 1815.
Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire naturelle des Pyrénées et des pays adjacents par M. Palassou. Pau, De l'imprimerie de Vignancour ; Paris, Chez Barroisl'ainé, 1815.

xvi, 485 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

3. French, 1819.
Suite des mémoires pour servir a l'histoire naturelle des Pyrénées, et des pays adjacens par M. Palassou. Pau, De I'imprimerie de A. Vignancour, 1819.

xxiii, 428 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

4. French, 1821 [Supplement].
Supplément aux mémoires pour servir a l'histoire naturelle des Pyrénées, et des pays adjacens suivis de recherches relatives aux anciens camps de la novempopulanie par M. Palassou. Pau, De l'imprimerie de A. Vignancour, 1821.

205 p.

Very scarce. Supplement to: Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire naturelle des Pyrénés, et des pays adjacents.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

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