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Pierre François Lacoste
LACOSTE, Pierre François.

LACOSTE, Pierre François.
(1754 - 1826)

(Born: 1754; Died: 1826) French naturalist.

Biographical references: ABF: I 571, 303-307. Feller, Biographie Universelle, 1851. Poggendorff: 1, col. 1339. Tardieu, Ambroise. Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles. (Paris, 1816-1830). Engraved all portraits.. WBI.

Lettres Minéralogiques, 1805

1. French, 1805.
Lettres | Minéralogiques | Et Géologiques | Sur Les Volcanos | De l'Auvergne, | Écrites dans un voyage fait en 1804; | Par M. Lacoste, de Plaisance, ex-professeur d'his- | [...8 lines of titles and memberships...] | [tapered rule] | A Clermont, | De L'Imprimerie De Landroit. | [rule] | An XIII.-(1805).

8°: [8], [i]-ix, [1], [1]-459, [1] p., 2 large folding tables.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, "Lettres | Minéralogiques | Et Géologiques | Sur Les Volcanos | De l'Auvergne," verso blank.; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [4 pgs], Dedication, signed Lacoste.; [i]-ix, "Avertissement."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-404, Text.; [405]-440, "Table | Des Principales Matières."; [441]-459, "Table | Par Ordre Alphabétique."; [1 pg], Blank.; [At end], 2 tables.

Very scarce. These Letters describe Lacoste' mineralogical and geological observations on the extinct volcanoes of the ancient Auvergne region of south-central France. He wrote them during a trip he made through the area in 1804.

Bibliographical references: Leonard's Taschenbuch: 1806, p. 389. LKG: XIV 360a. NUC. Roller & Goodman, Catalogue, 1976.

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