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Geological Books - post 1900

No.
40
Author
Blundell, DJ & Scott, AC (eds)
Description
Lyell: the Past is the Key to the Present, 1998. Geological Society Special Publication No.143. GSL, London. 376 pp. 23 papers from the GSL’s conference in 1997, marking the bicentennary of Lyell’s birth. Hardback, laminated illustrated cover, clean and unworn. Text clean, unmarked. In fine, as new condition.
Price
£145
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No.
41
Author
Judd, John (ed)
Description
The Student’s Lyell; the Principles and Methods of Geology, as Applied to the Investigation of the Past History of the Earth and Its Inhabitants, 1911, 2nd edition. 645 pp. Hardback, green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering. Shelf wear and bumped corners, front hinge intact but weak. End papers slightly foxed, otherwise the text is clean. Calling card of Prof. GI Himus, late of Imperial College glued as book plate. In good condition.
Price
£10
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No.
42
Author
Lyell, Charles
Description
The Antiquity of Man, c.1914. Everyman edition, JM Dent, London. 407pp. Hardback, light brown embossed cloth covered boards with gilt lettering. Very slight shelf wear. Text clean and unmarked. Four editions published between 1863 and 1873, in Lyells lifetime. Very good condition.
Price
£22
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No.
43
Author
Faujas de Saint Fond, B.A.Geikie (ed)
Description
A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1794, 1907. Edited and with notes by A Geikie. Hugh Hopkins, Glasgow. Two volumes, 356 + 373 pp. Hardback, blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Considerable shelf wear and corners bumped. Binding sound, but rear hinges of both volumes beginning to loosen. Pages untrimmed, with occasional slight foxing of front end papers and adjacent pages and of page edges of both volumes. Age toned and with faint library stamps to title and last pages of each volume. Seven plates including frontispieces of Faujas portrait and Fingals Cave, Staffa. Limited edition of 450. In good condition
Price
£175
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No.
14
Author
Richardson
Description
A Handbook of the Geology of Cheltenham and Neighbourhood, 1904. The corners, top and base of spine are bumped but the binding is sound. The end papers and page edges are age toned and there is very occasional foxing to some printed pages. The photo plates are on glossy paper that is clean and bright. The map, often missing, has been cut and mounted on linen and folded between light, brown card covers. The margins have been trimmed and the legend is pasted on the reverse. It fits the original pocket at the back but protrudes. The map otherwise is clean with minimal wear. It is colour printed but has the appearance in many places of being water coloured.
Price
£65
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No.
6
Author
Shepherd, Thomas
Description
Geology and Flora of the East Riding of Yorkshire, in Geological Rambles in East Yorkshire, no date but notes name of owner, Christmas 1904 on front fly-leaf. Hard back, 235pp incl. index + 5pp of adverts. 53 figures as photos and line drawings. See nonsurvey maps>England, for description of colour fold out map. 34 rambles compiled from a series of articles in the Leeds Mercury weekly supplement, 1900-1902. Corners and ends of spine bumped. Binding intact but shaken so that rear end paper is separated along fold and front end paper is beginning to tear. End-papers brown with age, but otherwise page edges only slightly brown. Otherwise, in good condition.
Price
£25
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Yorkshire

No.
1
Author
Black, Maurice
Description
Notes on the Geology of the Scarborough District. , nd. c.1922. Manuscript. 154pp + fold-out section and inserted typed plant list. Handwritten submission containing original coloured maps and sections, drawings of fossils ‘in the author’s collection’ and tipped-in photographs taken by the author. In green cloth-covered hard-back with spring-clamp ‘binding’. With pencilled comments by instructor or interviewer. The student was Maurice.Black (1904-1973) who went up to Cambridge in the 1920s eventually taking a PhD there. He lectured there and at Princeton. His sedimentary rock collection at the Sedgwick Museum is known as the Maurice Black collection. The interviewer’s note records Booth School, York, age 18 yrs. 4 months. The quality of the observations and illustrations indicates a very precocious geologist. Unique. In good to very good condition.
Price
£110
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No.
2
Author
Brumhead, Derek
Description
Geology Explained in the Yorkshire Dales and on the Yorkshire Coast. 1979. David & Charles, Newton Abbot. 192pp. Clear black and white detail maps, block diagrams and field sketches. Several itineries. In as new condition with dustjacket.
Another copy with library stamps on front and rear end papers, otherwise as new. £18
Price
£20
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No.
3
Author
Ensom, Paul
Description
Yorkshire Geology, 2009. Dovecote Press, Wimborne Minster, 192 pp. Excellent account with abundant colour photographs and diagrams relating the geology to the landscape, history and economy of Yorkshire. Well indexed. New. Out of print.
Price
£35
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No.
4
Author
Gibson, W
(Geol Survey)
Description
The Geology of the Concealed Coalfield of Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire (1913) first edition, 122pp. Original paperback edition rebound in black cloth covered boards. 3 foldout sections. In very good condition. Other copies described under Coalfield Memoirs.
Price
£14
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No.
5
Author
Kendal, PF
&Wroot, HE,
Description
Geology of Yorkshire. An Illustration of the Evolution of Northern England. 1924. Printed for the authors by Hollinek brothers, Vienna. 2 volumes, 995 pp. both rebound in dark green cloth covered boards retaining original title pasted on spine. Very slight wear to board and spine. Text clean but age toned. Tears to title and half title pages of v.2 with no loss to printed area, otherwise in very good condition. Vol. 1 (660pp) is organised stratigraphically with detailed accounts illustrated by numerous black and white photographic plates and frequent diagrams. Geological predecessors have portraits and brief descriptions in chapter 3, ‘the Homeric Age’, and throughout the text where their researches are encountered. Vol. 2, pt 2 titled ‘Yorkshire from a Railway Carriage window’, includes 18(!) routes. Pt 3 ‘Specimen Days’ has a further 99 routes, all with illustrations.The two volumes are well indexed. A classic work in good condition.
Price
£75
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No.
7
Author
Sheppard, Thomas
Description
Geological Rambles in East Yorkshire. nd, c.1903. A. Brown & Sons, London and Hull. 235pp. + adverts. Fold out colour printed map, 1:500,000 approx. (1”=8mi.), in very good condition. Numerous black and white photographs and diagrams. Well indexed. Original green cloth covered boards with light wear to edges, spine and corners bumped. Rear hinge just beginning to loosen. End papers browned but unmarked. Text clean. On front free endpaper in neat ink, ‘George Evans, Christmas 1904’. In good condtion.
Price
£25
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No.
8
Author
Knox, Robert
Description
Descriptions Geological, Topographical and Antiquarian in East Yorkshire, between the Rivers Humber and Tees; with a Trigonometrically Surveyed Map, extending Twenty-five Miles from Scarborough; accompanied by a Map of all Yorkshire, two of England and Eighteen More Descriptive Plates of Diagrams, etc, all in Illustration of the Above Subjects, with occasional Remarks, Growing out of these Topics. 1855. Printed for the author. The title is a precursor to a garrulous and discursive text; however, it has Knox’s one inch scale engraved trigonometric map of the Scarborough area. The 1821 version of this map was coloured geologically by William Smith and donated to the Geological Society on the occasion of the Wollaston Medal being awarded to him in 1831. In this edition, Knox has added an informative geological coastal section; see map LINK for fuller description. Original embossed green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Worn and bumped. Top of both hinges is torn with front hinge loose. Text is age-toned. Withdrawn stamp on front end paper and library blind stamp to title page. In fair condition, rare.
Price
£85
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No.
9
Author
Simpson, Martin
Description
The Fossils of the Yorkshire Lias Described from Nature, with a carefully Measured section of the Strata and the Fossils Peculiar to Each, 1884, 2nd editon. John Weldon, London and Forth & Son, Whitby. 256pp. Although not in tabular form, the entire book amounts to a scrupulously detailed and enumerated list of all strata encountered with thickness in the right margin and strata number in the left, with fossils named and meticulously described where encountered. The list is interrupted where there is personal or historical information about individual geologists, where they have contributed to the record. These remarks are in a reduced font, much like footnotes, except not at the foot of the page. Strangely, there are no illustrations. It was intended as a more comprehendible, less technical version of Tate and Blake (see below). Original maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Very little wear to cover, slight age toning. Well indexed. In very good condition.
Price
£60
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No.
11
Author
Knox, Robert
Description
A Map of the Country ‘round Scarborough in the North & East Ridings of Yorkshire, from actual Trigonometrical Surveys with Topographical, Geological and Antiquarian Descriptions by Robert Knox of Scarborough, 1849. Originally published in 1821 republished with additions in 1849. Scale 1:63,360 (1in=1mi) 65 x 60cm (25.5 x 23.5in). Printed for the author and inserted folded in Knox, 1855 Descriptions Geological, Topographical and Antiquarian in East Yorkshire. Uncoloured engraving. Despite the title, geological boundaries, legend and annotations are absent. The main addition in 1849 is a curving coastal section paralleling the coast which names and gives heights of cliffs and inland hills. The 1821 version of this map was coloured geologically by William Smith and donated by him to the Geological Society of London in 1831 on the occasion of its award to him of the first Wollaston Medal. Small tears at intersections of fold, otherwise in good to very good condition. With book.
Price
£85
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No.
12
Author
Midland Inst. of Mining, Civil and Mech’l Engineers
Description
Cross Country Sections and Map of Yorkshire Coalfield; 1902-1913. 1914. Sheffield. Folded map and sections in brown hardback folder. Printed map 66.5 x 86cm (26.25 x 34in), 1:126,720 (1”=2mi) scale. Black background with collieries marked in red and county boundaries in green. Two sections on one sheet 48 x 178cm (19 x 70in) scale 1:50,700 with x3 vertical exaggeration, approx. Strip map at same scale parallels sections; ‘North Cross Section – Burnley to Pontefract’ and ‘ South Cross Section – Manchester to Doncaster’. Clean, occasional pin-hole tear at intersection of folds, otherwise in very good condition.
Price
£16
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No.
13
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Author
Dunham, K.C.
&Stubblefield, CJ
Description
‘The Stratigraphy, Structure and Mineralization of the Greenhow Mining Area, Yorkshire’, extract from Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 1944. vol. 100, pp. 209-268. Includes fossil plate and fold-out colour printed 1:10,560 map. Clean, in very good condition.
Price
£10SOLD
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No.
15
Author
Dunham, K.C. et al
Description
‘A Guide to the Geology of the District of Ingleborough’ in the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 1953. vol. 29, pt. 2, no.6, pp.77-115. Bound photocopy. Clean. B/W maps clear but photos dark.
Price
£5
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No.
16
Author
Goosens, R.F.
&Smith, E.G.
Description
‘The Stratigraphy and Structure of the Upper Coal Measures in the Exposed Yorkshire Coalfield between Pontefract and South Kirkby’ , extract from the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, vol. 39, pp. 487-514. Includes fold-out colour printed 1:30,000 map. Clean, in very good condition.
Price
£6
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No.
17
Author
Hunton, Louis
Description
‘Remarks on a Section of the Upper Lias and Marlstone of Yorkshire, showing the limited vertical range of the Species of Ammonites, and other Testacea, with their value as Geological Tests’, extract from Transactions of the Geological Society of London, 1837. Series 2, Vol. 5, pp.215-220. Includes detailed cliff section and list of identified fossils. Clean, uncut pages.
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£15
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No.
18 SOLD
Author
King, W.B.R.
&Wilcockson, W.H.
Description
‘The Lower Palæozoic Rocks of Austwick and Horton-in-Ribblesdale’, extract from Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 1933. vol. 90, pp. 7-31. Includes fold-out colour printed 1:21,120 map. Clean, in very good condition.
Price
£6
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No.
19
Author
Parkinson, D.
Description
‘The Carboniferous Succession in the Slaidburn District, Yorkshire’, extract from Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 1936. vol. 92,pp. 294-331. Includes fold-out colour printed 1:31,680 map. Clean, in very good condition.
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£6
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No.
20
SOLD
Author
Williamson W.C.
Description
‘On the Distribution of Fossil Remains on the Yorkshire Coast, from the Lower Lias to the Bath Oolite inclusive’, extract from Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Series 2, 1837. Vol 5, pp. 223-242. Includes detailed list of identified fossils. Clean, uncut pages.
Price
£5
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No.
21 SOLD
Author
Bateman, MD et al (eds)
Description
The Quaternary of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, London, Quaternary Research Association, 2001. 218pp. Paperback, Numerous b/w photos and clear maps diagrams. ISBN 0261 3611. In fine condition.
Price
£3.00
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No.
22
Author
Bell, Richard
Description
Yorkshire: a Jouney through Time, Keyworth, British Geological Survey, 1996. 64pp. Paperback, colour illustration throughout, dealing with rocks, depositional environments, dinosaurs, Wm Smith, current landscapes. Aimed at interested 9-11 year olds. ISBN 0-85272-269-9. As new
Price
£3.00
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No.
23
Author
Crutchley, David
Description
Geology of the Three Peaks, Nelson, Dalesman, 1981 (1st edition), 72pp. Paperback, abundant b/w figures and maps. In good condition.
Price
£2.00
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No.
24
Author
Ellis, S (ed)
Description
East Yorkshire:Field Guide, Cambridge, Quaternary Research Association, 1987. 116pp. Paperback, prepared for short field meeting 11-14/9/87. Abundant diagrams, small typeface. In fine condition.
Price
£3.00
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No.
25
Author
Goldring, Denis
Description
Along the Scar; a Guide to the Mining Geology and Industrial Archaeology of the North Yorkshire Coast, Cleveland. Peter Tuffs2001 (1st edition). 145pp. Paperback, b/w photographs, clear location maps and sections. Very good to fine condition.
Price
£5.00
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No.
26 SOLD
Author
Mitchell, WA (ed)
Description
Western Pennines:Field Guide, London, Quaternary Research Association, 1991. 124pp. Paperback, Abundant diagrams, clear small typeface. In fine condition.
Price
£3.00
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No.
27
Author
Morrison, Alan
Description
Alum: North East Yorkshire’s fascinating story of the first chemical industry, Birmingham, UofAston, 1985 reprint of 1981 1st edition, 28pp. Paperback, stapled binding, slightly soiled. Extracts of historic documents, no figures.
Price
£1.00
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No.
28
Author
Neves, R & Downie, C (eds)
Description
Geological Excursions in the Sheffield Region, and the Peak District National Park, Sheffield, U of Sheffield, 1967 (1st edition) 163pp. Paperback, colour photo frontispiece and two other landscape photos, abundant clear b/w maps, sections, figures. Binding worn. Foreword page detached, but all else intact. In good condition.
Price
£4.00
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No.
29 SOLD
Author
Owen, John
Description
Cleveland Ironstone Mining, Tom Leonard Mining Museum, Saltburn, 1995, 44pp. Revision of ch 2 of Cleveland Iron & Steel, published by British Steel Corp, 1979. Paperback, with stapled binding. In very good condition,
Price
£1.00
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No.
30
Author
Rhodes, Simon M
Description
Ravenscar, the Town that never was; an Illustrated Guide, Scarborough, Smart, 1998 (2nd edition). 24pp. Paperback, stapled binding, b/w line drawings throughout. ISBN 0 9531033 1 5. As new.
Price
£1.00
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No.
31
Author
Scruton, Colin (ed)
Description
Yorkshire Rocks and Landscape; a Field Guide, Yorkshire Geological Society, 1996 reprint of 1994 1st edition. 224pp. Paperback, few b/w photographs, but abundant clear b/w maps, sections, figures. ISBN 1-873551-08-8. Very good condition,
Price
£4.00
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No.
32
Author
White, Stanhope
Description
Newtondale, the Forge Valley and the other Gorges in the North Yorkshire Moors, Keighley, Fretwell, 1989. 48pp. Paperback, staple binding, b/w photos and one map at centrefold. In good condition.
Price
£1.00
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No.
33
Author
Scruton, Colin & Powell, John (eds)
Description
Yorkshire Rocks and Landscape; a Field Guide, Yorkshire Geological Society, 2006 3rd edition with minor revision. 224pp. Paperback, few b/w photographs, but abundant clear b/w maps, sections, figures. ISBN 0-9501656-6-2. Very good condition,
Price
£4.00
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No.
34
Author
Versey, HC
Description
Geology and Scenery of the Countryside round Leeds and Bradford, London, Thomas Murby, 1948 (1st edition), 94pp. Hardback, clear b/w illustrations. Cover slightly worn, text clean, original dustjacket very worn and torn across spine, in poor to fair condition but complete. Overall good.
Price
£6.00
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No.
35
Author
Versey, HC
Description
Geology of the Appleby District, 1947. Appleby, Whitehead (2nd revised edition), 40pp. Paperback, rusty stapled binding, b/w photographs, maps and illustrations. Slightly worn, text clean, in good condition. A 4th revised edition, 40pp, similar but no rust. £2.00
Price
£2.00
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No.
36 SOLD
Author
Walker, JF
Description
On the Brachiopoda Recently Discovered in the Yorkshire Oolites, reprinted from the YPS’s report, 1892, York, Morley, 1893, pp.47-51. Stapled in blue printed paper cover. Worn fair to good condition.
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£1.00
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