Paris: Chez Crochard, 1820. Quarter Leather. First Edition. 448 pp., 8vo. Quarter leather binding with brown leather spine and marbled boards. Spine has four raised bands with black leather patch title with gold embossed titling. A very nicely executed later binding originally published in wraps. Light wear at edges. Ex-Library with small ink stamp on title page and at base of page 5. Very clean within. Fine.
Two papers by famous scientists describing theories of the cooling of the earth. Laplace's article, "Sur la Diminution de la durée du jour par le refroidissement de la terre" pp. 410-417, 1820; Fourier's article, "Extrait d'un Memoire sur le Refroidissement seculaire du globe terrestre" pp. 418-438.