Perrey, Alexis.

Liste des tremblements de terre ressentis en Europe, et dans les parties adjacentes de l’Afrique et de l’Asie, pendant l’année 1843…

Paris, Imprimerie de Bachelier, 1844]. 258x207 mm. 11 pp. Unbound, a minor wear to gutter of first leaf. A very good copy, leaves rather toned, spotting throughout. Browned the upper margin of the first and the last page. A bit soiling to outer blank margin. Professor of mathematics at Dijon and Director of the municipal observatory. “Between 1843 and1860 Perrey published twenty-six catalogues of historical earthquakes for the major seismic regions of the world […] His catalogues introduced a new standard of precision by including original sources, accurate references, detailed descriptions of damage, details on the timing of main shocks and aftershocks, etc.” (J. Fréchet, Past and Future of Historical Seismicity, p. 134). He collected also a great number of data concerning Italian earthquakes. Offprint from: Comptes rendus des séances de l’Académie des Sciences, xviii (1844). J. Fréchet, Past and Future of Historical Seismicity in France, in J. Fréchet et al. (eds.), Historical Seismology. Interdisciplinary Studies of Past and Recent Earthquakes, Dordrecht 2008, pp. 132-136.
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