Phillips, John. Memoirs of William Smith, LL.D., Author of the “Map of the Strata of England and Wales”, 1844. London: John Murray. 22 x 14cm (8.75x5.5 inches), 150pp. Early leather rebacking with title and original cover retained and new end papers. Cover worn with chipped edges and bumped corners. Text clean. Plates are slightly foxed. Bookplate of Earl of Derby, with bookseller’s catalogue entry paste down below bookplate. Librarian shelf notation in brown ink on blank pages before title, otherwise no annotations. 450 printed. No second or later editions.
The Lord Stanley (1775-1851), 13th Earl of Derby, was a natural historian and his zoological collections founded the Liverpool Museum.
In good condition
Map: Poems After William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815, 2015. Ed. Michael McKimm. Tonbridge, UK: Worple Press. 1st edition. ISBN: 978-1-905208-32-6. A5 paperback, 88 pp. Probably, this is the first published anthology consisting of new poetry . The 31 poets introduced by the editor to recently restored early issue of Smith 1815 map have very different takes on the map, its associations and context and the story of Smith. In new condition.
Edmonds, JM. ‘The Geological Lecture-Courses given in Yorkshire by William Smith and John Phillips, 1824-25’ in Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, v.40, pt.3, no. 23. (1975). Offprint pp.373-412. Paperback binding. Cover annotated by author, otherwise unmarked and in very good condition. £4.00.