Paris, chez H.J. Jansen, 1797, in 8°, de 430pp. 1f. d'errata & 434pp. 1f. d'errata, ill de 7 planches gravées se dépl. pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse orné, très bon exemplaire.
Edition originale de ce voyage scientifique du célèbre géologue. Il reconnaît ici notamment la nature volcanique des collines du centre de l'Écosse et le basalte des Hébrides intérieures. "Faujas visited Fingal's cave which is formed of basalt. He was the first man to realize that it's origin must be volcanic. Athough not all his conclusions were right, this work remains a milestone in geology" Poggendorff I, p.724 - "In 1784 Faujas journeyed through England to Scotland; a full account was published in 1797. He narrated entertaining details of his travels and described arts, industries, and customs, but his most important observations were geological. He realized the volcanic nature of the basalt of the inner Hebrides and paid special attention to the spectacular columnar occurrence on the isle of Staffa..." DSB IV.548 -Monglond IV, col. 176.
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