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Christophe P. Gautron de Robien
GAUTRON DE ROBIEN, Christophe Paul.

GAUTRON DE ROBIEN, Christophe Paul.

1. French, 1751.
Nouvelles Ide'es | Sur | La Formation | Des Fossiles. | [ornament] | A Paris, | Chez David l'aîné, rue S. Jacques; | à la Plume d'Or. | [double rule] | M. DCC. LI. | Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi.

8°: π1 a3 A-I8 2A8 2B4; 88l.; [2], [i]-vj, [1]-141, [3], [1]-17, [7] p., one plate (folding; showing crystals and minerals). Page size: 160 x 95 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank; [i]-vj, "Preface."; [1]-141, Text.; [3 pgs], "Approbation."; [1]-17, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.; [5 pgs], "Explication | Des Planches."; [1 pg], Blank.; [At end], one folding plate.

Very scarce. The text presents the author's new ideas on the formation of fossiles and figured stones.

Bibliographical references: Boehmer, Bibliotheca Historiæ Naturalis, 1785-9: 4, 1, p. 165. Dewalque, Catalogue des Ouvrages de Géologie, 1884: p. 307. Dryander, Catalogus Banks, 1796-1800: 4, p. 241. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 248. LKG: XIII 72 & 73a.

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