HERITSCH, Franz. The Nappe Theory in the Alps (Alpine Tectonics, 1905-1928) … translated by P.G.H. Boswell. London, Methoen, .
8vo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, orange printed dust-wrappers; pp. xxx, 228, plates after photographs, illustrations in the text; apart from offsetting from endpapers and name on front fly-leaf, a very good copy with the rare wrapper.
First edition in English. This book examines the history of large-scale overthrusts of rock sheets as explanation for the tectonics of the Alps. Heritsch was an Austrian geologist and paleontologist who lived all his life surrounded by high peaks, in Graz.