Geology and Archaeology

BONNEY‚ Thomas George. 5439

BONNEY‚ Thomas George.	5439 Autograph Correspondence Card Signed ‘T.G.Bonney’‚ discussing Greek compounds. 4½ x 3½ inches‚ fine. 23 Denning Road‚ Hampstead‚ 11 March 1888. Thomas George Bonney (1833-1923)‚ geologist‚ author of numerous works on geological and Alpine subjects.

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BRAUN‚ August Emil. 11989

BRAUN‚ August Emil.	11989	Autograph Letter Signed ‘E.Braun’‚ relating to the publication of a pamphlet. In Italian. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologicam Rome‚ 18 March 1837. August Emil Braun (1809‚ in Gotha‚ Germany – 1856‚ in Rome) was a German archaeologist. Braun initially studied archaeology and philosophy in Göttingen‚ then moved to Munich‚ later Dresden‚ and 1833 to Berlin‚ from where he followed Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Gerhard to Rome. In 1850 Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected From The Best Models Of The Classical Epochs was published in London‚ compiled by Wilhelm Heinrich Ludwig Gruner and August Emil Braun. It was classed then as it often is today‚ as one of the finest printed books on the decorative arts that has ever been published. The plates themselves were designed and produced by Gruner while Braun produced the descriptive text that went with the volume.

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COCHET‚ Jean Benoît Désiré. 12129

COCHET‚ Jean Benoît Désiré.	12129	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Ch. Roach Smith in London‚ about a forthcoming visit to London‚ and the opportunity to visit the Exhibition. In French. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ minor blemishes only‚ with the address leaf. Dieppe‚ 12 September 1851. L’abbé Jean Benoît Désiré Cochet (1812-1875)‚ French archaeologist and historian‚ and a pioneer of scientific methods in archaeology in France.

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GORINI‚ Paolo. 16840

GORINI‚ Paolo.	16840 A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny (professor of chemistry in Evreux) in Paris‚ discussing geological phenomena and related scientific matters. In Italian. About 700 words on 3 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ with the address panel. Lodi‚ 25 August 1850. Paolo Gorini (1813-1881)‚ Italian scientist. In 1871 he published Sull'origine del vulcani ("On the Origin of Volcanoes"). He studied the preservation of organic matter‚ and in 1872 he became famous for the embalming of the bodies of Giuseppe Mazzini and Giuseppe Rovani. In 1878‚ he was commissioned by the Cremation Society of Great Britain to construct the cremator at Woking Crematorium.

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GREBAUT‚ Eugène 17212

GREBAUT‚ Eugène	17212 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “mon cher collègue”‚ discussing the status of some Assyrian tablets‚ their removal from the site and their catalogue entries‚ awaiting his correspondent’s visit to Egypt‚ hoping the facts will be made clear in an academic journal. In French. 3 pp. In good condition. Boulaq [Cairo‚ Egypt]‚ 22 April 1888. Uncommon. Eugène Grébaut (1846 – 1915)‚ French Egyptologist. In 1883 he succeeded Eugène Lefébure as director of the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale in Cairo. Three years later‚ he succeeded Gaston Maspero as director of the Département des antiquités égyptiennes‚ a position he maintained up until 1892. Afterwards‚ he worked as a lecturer of ancient history at the Sorbonne in Paris. He was the author of "Hymne à Ammon-Ra des papyrus égyptiens du Musée de Boulaq" (1874).

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HOPKINS‚ William. 14984

HOPKINS‚ William.	14984	Autograph Letter Signed‚ re-arranging a meeting. A good one page example‚ 6 x 4 inches. Undated. William Hopkins FRS (1793–1866)‚ mathematician and geologist. He made important contributions in asserting a solid‚ rather than fluid‚ interior for the Earth and explaining many geological phenomena in terms of his model. He wrote also on the motion of glaciers. He played first-class cricket from 1825 to 1828. He was mainly associated with Cambridge University Cricket Club and made 4 known appearances in first-class matches.

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KING‚ Charles William. 8128

KING‚ Charles William.	8128	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Nelthropp’‚ sending a precious stone‚ “the enclosed piece of Labrador”‚ for his collection‚ discussing in detail the purchase and sale of plate‚ antiquities and “a Pochler‚ set in an elegant gold seal of the period..” 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Trinity College Cambridge‚ 11 December 1874. “Westropp sent me his book - The cuts of Crystals are good‚ white in background - the gems ..resemble cuts from his Archaelogy. He makes himself ridiculous by quoting Maskelyne & myself at every line.” Charles William King (1818-1888)‚ author of works on engraved gems.

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LAYARD‚ Sir Henry. 16701

LAYARD‚ Sir Henry.	16701 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Cockerell‚ asking him to lend his work on Wells Cathedral “or any loose engravings you may have of the sculpture” for Layard to use in a lecture at the Royal Institution. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Arundel Society‚ 24 Old Bond Street‚ 25 May 1859[?]‚ watermark 1858. Sir Henry Layard (1817-94)‚ archaeologist at Nimrud‚ the supposed site of Nineveh.

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LE PREVOST‚ Auguste. 9703

LE PREVOST‚ Auguste.	9703	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to monsieur Boutigny [Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny‚ professor of chemistry]‚ discussing his travels and researches. In French. 3 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ one line stained‚ address panel holed‚ in clean legible condition‚ tipped on to an old album leaf. Rouen‚ 4 May 1823. Auguste Le Prévost (1787-1859)‚ geologist‚ archaeologist‚ philologist and historian‚ specialist in Norman history and architecture.

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PHILLIPS‚ John. 14964

PHILLIPS‚ John.	14964 Autograph Letter Signed‚ forwarding to his correspondent a note to Professor Stokes. A good one page example‚ 6 x 4 inches. Magdalen Bridge‚ Oxford‚ 9 May 1854. Professor John Phillips (1800-1874)‚ geologist‚ Professor of Geology at Oxford‚ contributed papers on many other subjects to scientific literature‚ including astronomy‚ particularly on sunspots and the planet Mars.

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PHILLIPS‚ Richard. 9319

PHILLIPS‚ Richard.	9319	Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Phillips’‚ addressed ‘Dear Madam’ [Mrs. Royle‚ wife of John Forbes Royle]‚ accepting her invitation. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Gray’s Court‚ 11 December 1840. Richard Phillips (1778-1851)‚ pharmaceutical chemist‚ author of numerous papers‚ Fellow of the Royal Society‚ chemist and curator of the Museum of Practical Geology in Jermyn Street. He was the son of James Phillips‚ the well known printer and bookseller.

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PULLAN‚ Richard Popplewell. 4611

PULLAN‚ Richard Popplewell.	4611 Autograph Letter Signed‚ keen to interest his correspondent “in a publication on part of the pavement at Siena Cathedral” by a friend of his‚ discussing “the diggings” at Otricoli‚ and fearing that speculative building in Rome will lead to “a terrific smash ere long”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Rome‚ 10 March 1887. Richard Popplewell Pullan (1825-1888)‚ architect and archaeologist‚ surveyed the mausoleum at Halicarnassus which was excavated in 1856. In 1862 he began excavations on the Temple of Bacchus at Teos. Similar commissions and travels in Asia Minor followed‚ and Pullan’s work was published in a number of books on Byzantine and classical archaeology.

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PYE SMITH‚ John 10862

PYE SMITH‚ John	10862	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to George Wilson‚ sending some autographs‚ including that of John Wesley‚ adding that “I have directed to be sent 2 copies of my book on Geology...” 3 pp. 7½ x 4½ inches‚ central filing holes‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard. Homerton‚ 13 January 1842. John Pye Smith (1774-1851)‚ non conformist divine‚ correspondent of Lyell and Darwin‚ and the author of The Relation between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of Geological Science (1839). “I have directed to be sent 2 copies of my book on Geology‚ with a few words written in each‚ through some friendly Bookseller. Also‚ in the face of great difficulty‚ a little money for the League. A sad combination of circumstances render any public collection impracticable: so that‚ for the League‚ the London A.C.L. Assocn. & the Paisley sufferers‚ I can only use private efforts.”

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RENARD‚ Alphonse François. 16029

RENARD‚ Alphonse François.	16029	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to a colleague‚ rejoicing in their friendship‚ asking for assistance in a matter relating to scientific experiment‚ In French. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Wetteren‚ 22 January 1891. Alphonse François Renard (1842-1903)‚ Belgian geologist and petrographer. His first work‚ written in conjunction with Charles-Louis-Joseph-Xavier de la Vallée-Poussin (1827–1904)‚ was the Mémoire sur les caractères minéralogiques et stratigraphiques des roches dues plutoniennes de la Belgique et de l'Ardenne française (1876). In later essays and papers he dealt with the structure and mineral composition of many igneous and sedimentary rocks‚ and with the phenomena of metamorphism in Belgium and other countries. In acknowledgment of his work‚ the Bigsby Medal was awarded to him in 1885 by the Geological Society of London. Still more important were his later researches connected with the Challenger Expedition. The various rock specimens and oceanic deposits were submitted to him for examination in association with Sir John Murray‚ and their detailed observations were embodied in the Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger Deep Sea Deposits (1891). The more striking additions to our knowledge included the detection and description of cosmic dust‚ which as fine rain slowly accumulates on the ocean floor; the development of zeolitic crystals on the sea-bottom at temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) and under; and the distribution and mode of occurrence of manganese nodules and of phosphatic and glauconite deposits on the bed of the ocean (Geikie).

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RENAULT‚ Bernard. 17360

RENAULT‚ Bernard.	17360 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Robert Kidston‚ about the discovery of cordaites‚ their distinguishing marks‚ etc. In French. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Paris‚ 26 October 1901. Bernard Renault (1836 -1904)‚ French paleobotanist. He was a specialist in regard to the anatomy of Carboniferous and Permo-Carboniferous Era flora. Robert Kidston‚ FRS (1852 -1924)‚ Scottish palaeobotanist.

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SKINNER‚ John. 12101

SKINNER‚ John.	12101	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thomas Ireland‚ about antiquarian matters and “the small Map Book of Tollesbury”. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ with the integral address leaf‚ tears at centre fold only‚ some tithe values of Tollesbury hall and Wick Farm written on the verso. Lawford‚ 7 March 1810. The Rev. John Skinner (1772 – 1839)‚ antiquarian and archaeologist operating mainly in the area of Bath and the villages of northern Somerset.

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SMYTH‚ Sir Warren Wilkinson. 15789

SMYTH‚ Sir Warren Wilkinson.	15789 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Bonville‚ “unable to give you a word of mouth account of the total eclipse of last year in Spain”‚ sending instead De La Rue’s representation of it‚ referring to “Dolaucothy doings” (the Roman gold mine at Dolaucothi) and to Mr. Johnes. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 26 Jermyn Street‚ London‚ 9 December 1861. Sir Warington Wilkinson Smyth (1817 – 1890)‚ geologist. in 1844 Smyth was appointed mining geologist in the Geological Survey‚ and in 1851 lecturer at the Royal School of Mines‚ a post which he held until 1881 when he relinquished the chair of mineralogy but continued as professor of mining. In later years he became chief mineral inspector to the Office of Woods and Forests‚ and also to the Duchy of Cornwall. He was author of A Year with the Turks (1854)‚ and of A Treatise on Coal and Coal-mining (1867).

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TRIMMER‚ Joshua. 12618

TRIMMER‚ Joshua.	12618 Autograph Letter Signed‚ sending a proof sheet of one his works‚ discussing marginal corrections. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ laid down on album page‚ minor defects only. Faversham‚ 10 March 1841. Joshua Trimmer (1795-1857)‚ geologist. He published memoirs on the Origin of the Soils which cover the Chalk of Kent; On the Geology of Norfolk‚ as Illustrating the Laws of the Distribution of Soils (1847); and Proposals for a Geological Survey‚ specially directed to Agricultural Objects (1850); in this respect he was a pioneer in agricultural geology. He was also the author of another useful work Practical Geology and Mineralogy (1841).

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TROYON‚ Frederic. 16028

TROYON‚ Frederic.	16028	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Monsieur Hubigant‚ discussing archaeological discoveries in detail‚ illustrated with a few pen and ink sletches of artifacts. In French. 3 pp. 8½ x 7 inches‚ address panel‚ a few minor marginal tears only. Together with a 3 pp. printed prospectus for Troyon’s course on Swiss antiquities. Winterbach‚ 15 September 1843. Frederic Troyon (1815-1866)‚ archaeologist and museum curator.

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ZEILLER‚ Charles René. 17362

ZEILLER‚ Charles René.	17362	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Monsieur Adami‚ on botanical matters‚ varieties‚ research‚ with mention of the publication of the first part of Flore fossile (with Bernhard Renault‚1888–89)‚ the work on the second part‚ and much else. In French. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines‚ Paris‚ 18 December 1890. Charles René Zeiller (1847-1915)‚ French mining engineer and paleobotanist. He studied at the École Polytechnique (1865–67) and at the École nationale supérieure des mines (1867–70)‚ where from 1878 onward‚ he taught classes in paleobotany. In 1911 he was appointed vice-president of the Conseil général des mines. In 1881 he became a member of the Société botanique de France‚ later serving as its vice-president (1898) and president (1899 and 1904). The paleobotanical genera Zeilleria‚ Zeillerisporites and Zeilleropteris commemorate his name.

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