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Geological Books - pre 1900

No.
50
Author
Lyell, Charles
Description
Principles of Geology or the Modern Changes of the Earth and its inhabitants, 1867-68.10th entirely revised edition. John Murray, London, 2 vol. 671 + 649 pp + adverts. Hardback with embossed green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and illustration. Very slight shelf wear and bumping. Rear end paper split on both volumes but binding is sound. Text clean and unmarked. Bookplates of Jeremiah James Colman (1830-1898), mustard magnate. In good to very good condition.
Price
£260
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No.
51
Author
Lyell, Charles
Description
Principles of Geology or the Modern Changes of the Earth and its inhabitants, 1875.12th edition. John Murray, London, 2 vol. 655 + 652pp. Hardback with embossed green cloth covered boards with original brown leather half bound spine, much faded and scuffed with gilt lettering and illustration. Slight shelf wear and bumping. Binding sound. Text is age toned with occasional foxing. Signature of SCA Holmes, BGS geologist. This edition was unrevised and in preparation at the time of Lyell’s death. There is a brief foreword by his nephew. In good condition.
Price
£130
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No.
52
Author
Lyell, Charles
Description
Principles of Geology or the Modern Changes of the Earth and its inhabitants, 1875.12th edition. John Murray, London, 2 vol. 655 + 652pp. Hardback with embossed green cloth covered boards with original black leather half binding, much scuffed with gilt lettering and illustration. Shelf worn and bumped. Binding sound. Text is age toned but clean. Library stamps on end papers. This edition was unrevised and in preparation at the time of Lyell’s death. There is a brief foreword by his nephew. In good condition.
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£130
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No.
53
Author
Lyell, Charles
Description
Principles of Geology or the Modern Changes of the Earth and its inhabitants, 1875.12th edition. John Murray, London, 2 vol. 655 + 652pp. Hardback with embossed green cloth covered boards and spine with gilt lettering and illustration. Vol. 1 cover complete but detached and hinges half split. Vol. 2, intact but hinges weak and endpapers split. Text is age toned but clean. Bookplate of Robert Frost – probably not the poet. This edition was unrevised and in preparation at the time of Lyell’s death. There is a brief foreword by his nephew. Vol 1 in poor to fair condition; vol 2 in fair to good condition.
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£80
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No.
54
Author
Lyell, Charles
Description
Elements of Geology, or the Ancient Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants as illustrated by Geological Monuments, 1865, 5th edition.794 pp. Hardback with embossed green cloth covered boards and spine with gilt lettering and illustration. Cover complete but detached and hinges half split.Text is age toned but clean. Prof GI Himus’s (late of Imperial College) printed name on half title. In poor to fair condition.
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£45
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No.
55
Author
Lyell, Charles
Description
Manual of Elementary Geology, or the Ancient Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants as illustrated by Geological Monuments, 1855. 5th edition, 655 pp. Hardback, green leather covered boards, embossed and with gilt lettering. Cover detached and front cover separated from spine. Marbled end papers and fore-edges, the latter faded. Foxing to end papers and adjacent pages, otherwise clean and well bound together. Text in good condition, cover poor. See Books/Europe/France for French translation.
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£55
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No.
56
Author
Lyell, Charles
Description
The Antiquity of Man, c.1914. Everyman edition, JM Dent, London. 407pp. See Books/British/post 1900.
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£22
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No.
57
Author
Nicol, James
Description
Manual of Mineralogy, or the Natural History of the Mineral Kingdom, Containing a General Introduction to the science, and Descriptions of the Separate Species, including the More Recent Discoveries and Chemical Analyses, 1849. 576 pp. Hardback, brown embossed cloth covered boards, very faded. Cloth split on front hinge with green tape repairs to head and foot of spine. Front free end paper cut to remove a name. Ownership label. Pages age-toned. Title page slightly foxed, neat pencil and ink notes on rear end papers, o/w clean. In good condition
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£18
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No.
58
Author
Faujas de Saint Fond, B.
Description
A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1794, revised English translation with notes by A Geikie, 1907, see Books/British/post 1900 for full description.
Price
£175
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No.
32
Author
Phillips, John
Description
Manual of Geology:Practical and Theoretical, 1855. 2nd edition much expanded since 1832. 669pp + adverts. Octavo. Frontispiece is hand-coloured geological map of the British Isles, slightly foxed. Green, embossed cloth covered boards. Text clean and untrimmed. Volume32 of the ‘Cabinet Edition’ of Encyclopaedia Metropolitana,– “each volume a complete treatise”. The E.M.’s full title continued, or, a System of Universal Knowledge on a Methodical Plan Projected by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This copy belonged to James Geikie (1839-1915), Professor of Geology at Edinburgh and brother of Archibald Geikie, 4th Director of the Geological Survey. His signature on the half-title and on rear end-papers. The book plate is his calling card while at the Geological Survey (1862-1882).
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£110
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No.
33
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Author
Phillips, John
Description
A Treatise on Geology, 1839, vol.2 only. 308 pp + adverts. Octavo. Modern brown cloth covering. Engraved frontispiece and title foxed, text otherwise age-toned but clean. Library stamps on half title and very occasionally on blank pages within text. Otherwise in very good condition..
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£30
No.
34B
Author
Phillips, John
Description
The Malvern Hills . . . another copy, as above, but covers loose, near detached and spine torn with loss, but text clean and uncut. Plates clean, colours bright. Overall fair condition,
Price
£65
No.
35
Author
Phillips, John
Description
Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire; or, a Description of the Strata and Organic Remains, 1835, 2nd edition. Volume 1. Quarto, original half-bound with marbled paper covered boards. Spine very worn with new title leather with weak front hinge, covers worn and rubbed. Text clean. In good condition. 10 hand coloured plates, clean, bright incl. Frontispiece ‘Geological Map of the Eastern part of Yorkshire, slight transfer of title shows in blank areas, slightly foxed. 9 plates of cliff sections from Holderness to Saltburn. 14 uncoloured fossil plates.
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£240
No.
1
Author
Beche, de la, HT
Description
Report on the Geology of Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset. Longman et al, London, 1839. Good condition. Modern dark blue buckram hard covers with gold stamped title on black leather title label. 10 fold-out plates of sections and mine plans, one coloured. Colour facsimile of original colour map. Numerous wood cuts. Several unfortunate library stamps. Light browning to pages.
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£160
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No.
8
Author
Tate, Ralph
&Blake, JF
Description
The Yorkshire Lias, 1876. John Van Voorst, London, 475 +xii pp. A comprehensive treatment of the Yorkshire Lias in two sections – Geology and Palaeontology. The Geology is illustrated by in-text line drawings and four colour plates, two of which fold out. One fold-out colour plate is missing and a modern colour copy has been inserted. 19 plates of fossils following the text illustrate the Palaeontology section. Two fold-out plates of plan and section of Robin Hood’s Bay are missing. Original brown fine cloth covered boards with gilt title on spine. Very worn and bumped with tears to top and base of spine and along the front hinge. Rear end-paper torn whole length of rear hinge. Nevertheless, the hinges remain sturdy. Signature of 1904 owner and earlier bookdealers’ pencilled notes to front end paper. In fair to good condition.
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£50
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No.
9
Author
Beche, de la, HT
Description
A Geological Manual, Treutel and Wurtz, London, 1832, 2nd edition. 564pp. incl. 108 small figures within text. Original brown linen cloth-bound covers very worn on hinges and top and base of spine. Paste-on paper title on spine worn but legible. Corners bumped. Rear endpaper split from binding and detached. Spine hanging on by front hinge. Pages not trimmed, occasionally uncut. Text clean and unspotted. Repair to tear of first page of preface, otherwise very good. Overall, fair to good condition.
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£230
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No.
10
Author
Buckland, Wm
Description
Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Two volumes of Treatise VI of The Bridgewater Treatises. Wm Pickering, London, 1837, 2 edition. Vol.1 619pp. + adverts, text clean and binding tight; In good condition. Vol.2 129pp + adverts, 69 plates and double fold-out schematic section. Plates generally light marginal foxing, foldout section is immaculate and nearly loose; overall in fair to good condition. Original green cloth covered boards with pasted on title to spine. Pages untrimmed. Spines faded to brown; top and base of spine and hinges worn and corners bumped. Original (dated 1837) owner's signature, William Pakenham Spencer, rector of Starston in Norfolk.
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£270
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No.
11
Author
Collins, JH
Description
A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon with Instructiions for their Discrimination and Copious Tables of Localities, 1871, 1 edition. In two parts, bound together; Part one lists minerals by chief characteristics, by first description (ie origin of name), by mine in the southwest, and by chemical and crystalline groups, 76pp. Part two lists minerals of Cornwall and Devon alphabetically with full encyclopedic descriptions, 110pp + 10 plates of crystal forms. Original brown embossed cloth-covered boards. Light wear to spine ends and hinges. Corners slightly bumped. Light foxing to first 3-4 pages back and front. Signature and stamp of previous owners. Otherwise in good to very good condition. Very scarce. See www.minersoc.org for a very interesting bibliography of Collins who founded the Mineralogical Society and was involved in the founding of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
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£250
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No.
25
Author
Conybeare, WD Phillips, Wm
Description
Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales with an Introductory Compendium of the General Principles of that Science and Comparative Views of the Structure of Foreign Countries, Wm.Phillips, London, 1822, 1st edition. 511pp. HB with original embossed and gilt-stamped black cloth with black leather half-binding, patterned end papers and matching fore-edge painting. Foldout hand-coloured map, linen-backed foldout sections, foldout table of fossils and foldout figure of geological and mineralogical tools and apparatus. Adverts at back for other Phillips publications: Parkinson and Transactions of Geological Society. In good to very good condition.
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£350
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No.
26
Author
De la Beche, HT
Description
The Geological Observer, Longmans, London, 1851, 1st edition. 872pp. HB rebound in brown cloth retaining original cloth as veneer on cover and spine. Shelf-worn and corners bumped. Original book plates retained from Bibliotheque Jules Marcou, Am. Museum of Natural History and author Carol Faul. In good condition.
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£195
No.
20
Author
De la Beche, H
Description
Report on the Geology of Cornwall,Devon and West Somerset. 1839.1st edition, Longman et al, London for HMSO. 648pp + original 10 fold-out plates of sections and mine plans, one hand- coloured and map of region. Numerous wood cuts. On front end paper 'John Taylor from the author in manuscript'. Early brown cloth library rebinding with original embossed cloth covers as veneer; remnant of spine with most of title retained separately (see photo). Corners bumped. Light browning to pages otherwise clean an. Cover in fair to good condition.
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£220
No.
12
Author
Fitton, Wm. H
Description
A Geological Sketch of the Vicinity of Hastings, 1833. 94pp. with fold out plate 6.75"x10.5" hand-coloured horizontal sections and four small wood cut block diagrams within the text. Small format 7"x4.5" with original brown cloth-covered boards and paste-on title label. Corners slightly bumped, light wear to top and base of spine. Binding is sound. On front end-paper a manuscript dedication to: "W.J.Hamilton Esq Sec'ty to Geol'l Society, from the Author". In good condition. Fitton's many geological papers helping to establish the true succession and structure of the Upper and Lower Greensand, Wealden and Purbeck formations were all published in the Transactions of the Geological Society. This small book is his only publication apart from the TGS.
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£240
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No.
27 SOLD
Author
Greenough, GB
Description
A Critical Examination of the First Principles of Geology in a Series of Essays, Longman, London, 1819, 1st edition. 336pp. HB original grey paper covered boards with old red crepe tape repair of spine. Binding cracked, front board loose attached by end paper. Title page and front end paper torn without loss. Book plate of Prof Robt E Grant’s bequeath to UCL. Grant was professor of zoology from 1832 to 1874 with a interested in paleontology. His appointment was arranged by Greenough. In poor condition but excellent provenance.
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£420
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No.
4
Author
Mantell, Gideon
Description
The Geology of the Southeast of England, Longman et al, London, 1833, 1st edition. Very good condition. Modern brown cloth bound hard covers with gold stamped black title label; original end papers with signature of first owner. Trimmed pages clean with occasional pencil notes in margins. Slight foxing to 5 fossil plates. Fold-out hand coloured map of Weald and South Downs with sections in very good condition.
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£250
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No.
16
Author
Mantell, Gideon
Description
Geological Excursions round the Isle of Wight and along the Adjacent Coast of Dorsetshire, 1854, 3rd edition, Bohn, London. Xxxii pp preface, 356pp + 24pp advertisement. 7.25"x4.75" red embossed, gold-stamped, cloth-covered board covers. Several small holes in cloth of cover. Water stain to cover and transfer of red dye to margins of 3 pages at front and most adverts at back, and light 'tide-lines' on cluster of first 6 plates but not adjacent or any other text or figures. Pages uncut, clean and free of foxing. 20 full page plates incl. Foldout, 7"x11.75", map of Isle of Wight and numerous smaller engravings within text.
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£80
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No.
17
Author
Murchison, R
Description
Siluria. The History of the Oldest Fossiliferous Rocks and their Foundations; with a brief sketch of the Distribution of Gold over the Earth, 1859, 3rd edition, John Murray, London. 592pp +36 fossil plates and fold out colour printed Geological Map of the Silurian Rocks and Overlying Formations in Wales and the Adjacent parts of England. Map dated 1858, engraved JW Lowry, 18.25" x 17.5" with section from Wenlock Edge through Snowdon to Menai Strait. Book, 9" x6" with original leather covered boards slightly scuffed with limited darkened areas formerly taped. Recent matching spine retaining original title. Original marbled end papers and fore-edge marbling. Text, plates and map clean, without foxing, in fine condition.
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£300
No.
17a
Author
Murchison, R
Description
Siluria. The History of the Oldest Fossiliferous Rocks and their Foundations; with a brief sketch of the Distribution of Gold over the Earth, 1859, 3rd edition, John Murray, London. 592pp +36 fossil plates. Map missing, facsimile copy inserted.Rebound in red cloth binding with original embossed cloth cover glued on to boards and spine very neatly. Library stamps facing title page and showing through frontispiece. Text, plates clean, without foxing, in fine condition.
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£125
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No.
18a
Author
Phillips, John
Description
Geology of Oxford and the Thames Valley, 1871, 1st edition. Another copy as above but spine nearly detached, and faded. Therefore binding in poor to fair condition. Text clean and all plates present - all in very good condion.
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£55
No.
19
Author
Phillips, John
Description
Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire or a Description of the Strata and Organic Remains; accompanied by a Geological Map, Sections and Diagrams – volume 2 only – The Mountain Limestone District, 1836, 1st edition, John Murray, London. 254pp+25 plates of which 23 fossils and 2 foldout maps and sections. Not coloured, early use of geological patterns. 11.5"x9" modern green cloth half binding retaining original title on spine and retains original buff card boards despite bumped corners and shelf wear. Very occasional slight foxing, otherwise clean and in good condition.
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£120
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No.
5
Author
Portlock, JE
Description
Report on the Geology of the County of Londonderry and of parts of Tyrone and Fermanagh, Andrew Milliken, Dublin and Longman et al, London, 1843, 1st edition. Very good condition. Modern brown buckram bound hard covers with gold stamped title. Original presentation bookplate to Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Inst. by Wm Whitaker pasted in. Pages untrimmed and mainly uncut. Foldout 6 inch hand coloured map of entire report area, 5 hand-coloured fold out sections, 38 fossil plates, 3 fold out landscape panoramas and mine plan of Drumglass Coalfield. Leading edge of some folded sheets have minor tears where they extend beyond the mass of the text pages but o/w in very good condition.
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£225
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No.
23
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Author
Thomas, Richard
Description
Report on a Survey of the Mining District of Cornwall from Chasewater to Camborne, 1819. 77pp + adverts 3pp in new black half-leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Includes two folding out hand-coloured sections, each 36.5"x10.5". The first showing a panoramic view of the landscape, geologically coloured with mine shaft depths and the second showing geological sections the mineral lodes The sections were worn have been professionally restored. The second section has lost the paper surface over a limited area of the bottom border and part of one section. Adverts include Wm. Smith's 1819 geological map of England and Wales and several sections. Sections more fully described in British Isles England and Wales sections. In fine condition.
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£1400
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No.
28
Author
AK Johnston
Description
The Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena, 1850, by Alexander Keith Johnston published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. First college edition ‘reduced from the edition (1848) in imperial folio for Colleges, Academies, and Families’. 120 pp. + 19 colour printed single plates and, as frontispiece, a double page colour printed Geological and Palaeontological Map of the British Islands. Rebound in navy blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Slightly bumped. Clean with very occasional slight mottling. In very good condition.
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£180
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No.
42
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Author
Martineau, Harriet
Description
Guide to the English Lakes, 1855, 2nd edition. Octavo, 210 +xviii pp. Original blue, embossed cloth covered boards with gilt lettering. 11 engraved plates and 6 plates of mountain outlines - 2 folding out; not listed in table of contents. No geological chapter. Text and illustrations age-toned but clean and in good to very good condition. Folding map in pocket in rear cover, Map of the English Lakes and adjoining Country, Geologically Coloured, 1855 (d.o.m.), (usually missing) by John Ruthven (1790-1868). Lithological legend. Hand coloured engraving, 47.5 x 43cm (18.75 x 17in.) Folded. Clean bright colours, tiny splits at intersections of folds, otherwise very good. Bookplate of John Thackray, late archivist of Geological Society and of Natural History Museum.
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£145
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No.
43 SOLD
Author
Morton, GH
Description
The Geology of the Country around Liverpool, 1863. ‘Revised’ from lecture of November, 1861. Octavo, 55 pp. 3 fold out sections. There was no map with this edition. Original blue cloth covered boards with title pasted to front cover. Manuscript address to George S. Worthy with the author’s regards Light wear, in very good condition.
Acknowledges assistance of Jukes-Browne surveying the area at the time.
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£25
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No.
44
Author
Morton, GH
Description
The Geology of the Country around Liverpool, including the North of Flintshire, 1897, 2nd. “Although the second editon it is virtually a new and larger work” – from author’s preface dated 1891. Octavo, 319 pp 22 plates, 3 folding out, 15 woodcuts and a fold out map. Original brown cloth covered boards with gilt lettering. Slight wear and bumping. Signature of author’s son. Armorial bookplate of Oswald Fitch, FGS and member of the GA. Signature of John Thackray, late archivist of Geological Society and of Natural History Museum. In good to very good condition. Map, The Geology of the Country around Liverpool , 1896 (d.o.m.) 1”=1mile (1:63,360)folds out, colour-printed on thin paper. Tear on opening fold, neatly repaired. Clean, bright and in very good condition.
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£75
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No.
45
Author
Otley, Jonathan
Description
A Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes and Adjacent Mountains: with notices of Botany, Mineralogy and Geology of the District, to which added an Excursion through Lonsdale to the Caves, 1849, 8th and last edition. Octavo, 216 pp + adverts. Original embossed cloth covered boards, old repairs pasting cloth to spine. Very worn and bumped. Fold out non-geological map with hand colour outlining of counties, 36.5 x 27cm (14.5 10.5 in.), approx scale 1”=4miles (1:253,440), foxed. Numerous full page (18 x 10cm) panoramic views of labelled mountains, foxed. Text clean apart from pages adjacent views. Chapters on Geology (15pp.) Borrowdale Lead (graphite) mine (5pp.) and Lonsdale+ caves (43pp.). In fair to good condition.
Jonathan Otley (1766-1856), geologist, clock and instrument maker, surveyor and map-maker, was dubbed the ‘Father of Lakeland Geology’ by JE Marr in 1916.
  • Otley, Jonathan read more . . .
    During enclosure of the commons, Otley found work as a surveyor. He surveyed and made the map in his guidebook, first published in 1818 with increments to each edition. Otley guided William Smith, corresponded with John Phillips and was a friend of Adam Sedgwick guiding him and maintaining a correspondence of +30 years. “Jonathan Otley undoubtedly laid the foundations of Lakeland Geology. He set up the framework for others to elaborate......It is arguable that without Otley’s pioneering work in the district Sedgwick and others would not have been able to make such early progress in deciphering the region” (p.9, Alan Smith ed. The Rock Men; Pioneers of Lakeland Geology, 2001,and author of the chapter on Otley. Sedgwick encouraged Otley to publish a geological version of his 1818 basemap. He never did, although apparently he produced partly coloured versions for friends and the GSL holds a version dated 1837 by an unknown colourist.
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£80
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No.
46
Author
Miller, Hugh
Description
The Old Red Sandstone; or New Walks in an Old Field, 1911(reprint of 1st issue of Everyman edition).London, JM Dent. 363pp. Hardback with grey embossed cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering; very slight wear. Age toning to front and rear free endpapers but otherwise all pages clean.
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    Hugh Miller

    Hugh Miller (1802-1856) was born in Cromarty, where as an apprentice stonemason and frequent walker of the local coast line came to appreciate geology. Moving away from a labouring life via writing for a church newspaper and involvement in church related politics, he began to write about more widely, particularly about geology. His early geological works included The Old Red Sandstone (1841), Footprints of the Creator (1850), The Testimony of the Rocks (1857 and Sketchbook of Popular Geology – published posthumously in 1859 by his widow. His writing was accessible and enormously popular in his lifetime.
    Geology was the new and controversial science; Miller in his life and writings struggled to reconcile the evidence of the rocks with the biblical version of the development of the earth and life on it. In the end, he couldn’t handle it and his suicide was huge shock to the nation and precipitated an avalanche of posthumous editions, assisted greatly by the endeavour of his widow Lydia Miller and many of his friends. His birthplace is a national is a national treasure and contains a museum in his memory augmented by this informative website.
    In the list below his geological and non-geological works are both listed below. A modern assessment of his life may be found under books/British/biographies/Borley.

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£10.00
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No.
47
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Miller, Hugh
Description
The Old Red Sandstone; or New Walks in an Old Field, 1911(reprint of 1st issue of Everyman edition).London, JM Dent. 363pp. Hardback with grey embossed cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering; A second worn copy of same reprint with previous owners’ signature on endpaper and title page, but otherwise clean.
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£8.00
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No.
48
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Miller, Hugh
Description
Sketch-Book of Popular Geology; being a Series of Lectures Delivered before the Philosophical Institution of Edingburgh, 1859 (1st edition). Edinburgh, Thos. Constable. 358pp+ 4pp Hugh Miller publications list. Hardback, brown embossed cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Corners and spine ends bumped but little wear. Pages age-toned but clean. A very few page corners folded. In good to very good condition.
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£45.00
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No.
49
Author
Miller, Hugh
Description
Sketch-Book of Popular Geology; being a Series of Lectures Delivered before the Philosophical Institution of Edingburgh, 1859 (1st edition). Edinburgh, Thos. Constable. 358pp+ 4pp Hugh Miller publications list. Hardback, brown embossed cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Corners and spine ends bumped and edges worn, hinges weak. Pages age-toned but clean. Signatures of previous owners and a library label. In fair to good condition.
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£20.00
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No.
50
Author
Miller, Hugh
Description
Footprints of the Creator or the Asterolepis of Stromness,1876 (18th edition). London, Wm P Nimmo. 352pp. Hardback. Marbled paper wrapped boards with red leather half-binding and gilt lettering, Leather is faded especially spine. Corners bumped and board edges worn Marbled end-papers and page edges. Frontispiece portrait of Miller and its guard paper is slightly foxed, but all other pages are age-toned but clean. Top corner if title has been clipped, probably to remove a signature. In fair to good condition.
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£22.00
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51
Author
Miller, Hugh
Description
Testimony of the Rocks, or Geology in its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed, 1876 (18th edition). London, Wm P Nimmo. 352pp. Hardback. Marbled paper wrapped boards with red leather half-binding and gilt lettering, Leather is faded especially spine. Corners bumped and board edges worn Marbled end-papers and page edges. Frontispiece portrait of Miller and its guard paper is slightly foxed, but all other pages are age-toned but clean. Top corner if title has been clipped, probably to remove a signature. In fair to good condition.
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£14.00
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No.
52
Author
Miller, Hugh
Description
Testimony of the Rocks, or Gology in its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed, 1873, Edinburgh, Wm P Nimmo, 454pp. Hardback, brown embossed cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and black design, corners and spine ends bumped and worn. Front hinge loose. Pages slightly age-toned, but clean; last pages are uncut. In fair to good condition.
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£15.00
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No.
53
Author
Miller, Hugh
Description
First Impressions of England and Its People, 1889, Edinburgh, Wm P Nimmo. 368 pp. Hardback, dark blue embossed cloth covered boards with gilt lettering. Bumped corners and spine ends. Although hinges are sound the binding has split and nearly parted between pp. 288-89. Bookplate of early owner. Pages are clean. Gilt fore-edge. In fair to good condition.
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£12.00
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No.
54
Author
Miller, Hugh
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First Impressions of England and Its People, 1874 (14th edition), Edinburgh, Wm P Nimmo. 368 pp. Hardback, light brown embossed leather covered boards with gilt lettering and design. Bumped and worn with loss of title paste-down on spine. Marbled endpapers, signature of early owner on title page. Slight foxing to title and first few pages, other pages are clean. Gilt fore-edge. In good condition.
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£9.00
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No.
55
Author
Miller, Hugh
Description
The Cruise of the Betsy; or, a Summer Ramble amoung the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist; or, Ten Thousand Miles over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland, 1858. Edinburgh, Thos.Constable. 486pp. + list of Miller’s publications. Hardback, brown embossed cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Corners and spine ends bumped and edges a little worn. Top of spine beginning to split, front hinge weakening but still strong. Water stain to frong end papers but not elsewhere. Book plate and signature of BT Woodd (1815-95), MP for Knaresborough. Pages age-toned and slight foxing to first three pages but then clean. In fair to good condition.
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£22.00
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56 SOLD
Author
Miller, Hugh
Description
Testimony of the Rocks, or Geology in its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed, 1873, Edinburgh, Wm P Nimmo, 454pp. Hardback, brown embossed cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and black design, corners and spine ends bumped and worn. Front hinge loose. Pages slightly age-toned, but clean; last pages are uncut. In fair to good condition
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£10.00
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