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GOMES, Bernardino Antonio (the younger)

Flora Fossil do Terreno Carbonifero das Visinhanças do Porto, Serra do Bussaco, e Moinho d’Ordem próximo a Alcacer do Sal.   Flore fossile du terrain carbonifère des environs du Porto, Serra do Bussaco, et Moinho d’Ordem près d’Alcacer do Sal.   (Half-title p. Commissão geologica de Portugal.  Primeiro opusculo.  Vegetaes fosseis.)


Lisbon, Typographia Portugueza, 1865.


4to.  xiv, 44 pp., (1) f.  With 6 lithographed plates showing fossil formations.   Contemporary quarter calf (spine worn & defective, corners bumped). 

Bound with:- Joaquim Filipe Nery da Encarnação DELGADO:  Da Existencia do Homem no nosso solo em tempos mui remotos provada pelo estudo das cavernas.  Primeiro Opusculo.  Noticia ácerca das Grutas da Cesareda.  Com a versão em francez por M. Dalhunty.   4to.  (1) f., 127 pp., (3) ff.   With 3 lithographed plates (1 folding) showing bone formations.   Lisbon, Typographia da Academia Real das Sciencas, 1867.   

(1st work) .  Bernardino António Gomes, the younger, was one of the foremost physicians in 19th century Portugal;  turning his attention to geology he describes 67 types of fossils found in the north of Portugal.   Innocêncio comments that the work was praised by the Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (March 1867).

(2nd work)     Delgado was one of the pioneers of Portuguese geology and was in 1876 instructed to compile a geological map of Portugal.   This is one of his earliest and most important studies.   Presentation copy to the Conde de Castro from the Geological Commission of Portugal.   Text of both works in Portuguese and French.   Both works are presentation copies to the Conde de Castro, Minister for Public Works, Commerce and Industry.  

1st work - Innocêncio VIII, 382.   2nd work – Innocêncio XII, 40.



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