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Geological Books - Australia

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1

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Clarke, Rev. WB

Description

Researches in the Southern Gold Fields of New South Wales, 1860.Sydney. 305pp. Includes ‘Map of the Gold Localities in the Basins of the Snowy River and Upper Murrumbidgee’, 1851-52 (date on map). Folded print 48 x 38cm (19 x 15 in) at 1”=8 miles. Gold locations shown my red hand-coloured spots; copper, lead and iron locations shown by printed symbols. (See fuller description in Maps/Other Regions/ Australia). Cloth-covered light boards with torn paste-on label. Cover is very worn with glued on spine beginning to detach. Pages yellowed and flush-to-cover page edges worn. Front free end-paper and title page are loose, but rest held by stitching. A much used complete copy in poor to fair condition.
Clarke (1798-1878) learned his geology at Cambridge from Adam Sedgwick, emigrating to Australia in 1832. Clarke worked as government inspector when gold was first discovered in NSW; this book is the summary of 28 reports prepared as parliamentary reports in NSW and Britain. Kind and warm hearted to his parishioners, in scientific matters he was a born fighter. Sir RI Murchison wrote to him, ‘considering you are a clergyman, you are very bellicose’. I expect the feeling was mutual. His maps were used to compile the first geological sketch map of New South Wales, issued in 1880 by the Dept of Mines. (Aus. Dictionary of Biography). Clarke has been called the Father of Geology in Australia. Reference

£350

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2

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David, TW Edgeworth

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Geology of the Vegetable Creek Tin-Mining Field, New England District, New South Wales with Maps and Sections, 1887. Dept. of Mines, Sydney. 169pp. + fold out map and 9 foldout colour sections. The first geological map and memoir of Geological Survey of NSW (for more information on map see Other Regions/Australia). Paper covered boards with limp cloth binding. Cover in poor condition – very worn and bumped and beginning to delaminate and back hinge has detached. However, the text with wide margins and figures are remarkably very clean and unmarked and in very good condition. This report appears to have been carried everywhere but rarely, and then very carefully, opened

£350

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No.

3

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Beete Jukes et al

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Lectures on Gold; for the instruction of Emigrants about to Proceed to Australia, 1852, London.215 pp. + adverts 24pp. Rebound card covers with text of original cover pasted on. Corners slightly bumped, pages clean. In good condition.
Six lectures delivered at the Museum of Practical Geology by: J. Beete-Jukes, ‘the Geology of Australia with Special Reference to the Gold Regions’; Edward Forbes, ‘On our Knowledge of Australian Rocks as derived from their Organic Remains’; Lyon Playfair, ‘the Chemical Properties of Gold, and the Mode of Distinguishing it from other Substances Resembling It’; WW Smyth, ‘The Dressing, or Mechanical Preparation of Gold Ores’; John Percy, ‘The Metallurgical Treatment and Assaying of Gold Ores’; Robert Hunt, ‘ The History and Statistics of Gold. Numerous woodcut illustrations but no map.

£250

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No.

4

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Fahey, Charles

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Wonthaggi State Coal Mine; a Short History of the State Coal Mine and its Miners, (1987) 1996 reprint. 62pp. ISBN 0 7306 1320 8. Staple bound soft cover booklet in new condition.

£3

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No.

5

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Jack, Felicity

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Putting Queensland on the Map: the life of Robert Logan Jack, Geologist and Explorer, (2008, 1st edition), UofNSW Press, Sydney. 275pp. Hard cover with dust jacket, as new, fine condition. (description of contents in Books/ Historical/ Biographies).

£20

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No.

6

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Lambkin, Kevin

Description

‘The Golden Geyser – Robert Logan Jack and the Geology of Mount Morgan, Queensland’ extract from Archives of Natural History, v.38, pt 1, 2011, pp113-135.

£4

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No.

7

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Murray, Reginald AF

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Victoria: Geology and Physical Geography, 1895. Dept of Mines, Melbourne. 150pp. one fold-out colour printed map (see Other Regions/Australia for a description). Paperback with stapled binding. Cover worn, pages clean. In good condition.

£50

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No.

8

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NSW Dept of Mines

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Mines and Mineral Statistics of New South Wales, 1875. Sydney. 252pp. Includes maps in front and back pockets, ‘Sketch Map of New South Wales shewing the Localities of the Principal Minerals’, colour printed, 40 x 46.5cm (15.75 x 18.5 in) (See fuller description in Maps/Other Regions/ Australia). and ‘Map of NSW Coal Field’, B/W (56.5 x 44 (22.25 x 17.5 in), plus numerous foldout plans of specific collieries and vertical and horizontal sections and illustrations of works and outcrops. Includes ‘Remarks on the Sedimentary of NSW’ by WB Clarke, pp. 149-206, written in the first person with numerous references to his contemporaries in Australia and Britain. Green cloth and half bound matching leather half-bound covers with gilt lettering. Marbled endpapers incorporating map pockets. Slight wear to corners and top and base of spine, text clean and unfoxed. In good to very good condition.

£125

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No.

9

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de Strzelecki, P. E.

Description

Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land. Accompanied by a Geological Map, Sections, and Diagrams, and Figures of the Organic Remains, 1845. London, Longman et al, 462pp. +19 plates at end (by JDC or GB Sowerby), 3 unnumbered plates within and foldout hand coloured map, ‘Map of New South Wales & Van Diemen Land’. (See entry in Maps/other regions/Australia for more information on map). Hard cover re-bound in light brown cloth with gilt lettering, very slight wear and corners bumped. Library bookplate and discrete blind stamp to most plates and map. Frontispiece plate is a quality photographic reproduction from the Aberdeen Library copy. Only other recorded copy in UK is in British Library. In good to very good condition.

£650

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