The Geologists’ Association's annual Festival of Geology is virtual this year on 7th and 8th November 2020. We used to have tables for this one day event to sell our stock, but retired three years ago. However, the virtual fair provides an opportunity to sell again, and all purchases will be discounted by 15% from Friday 6th until Sunday 15th November 2020. Update: this offer has now expired.
In other news, the coronavirus lockdown has given me more time for cataloguing and uploading a backlog of maps and books. This includes a new collection of Old Series one inch Geological maps of England and Wales, and an almost complete set of Irish second edition one inch sheets, c.1870-80s, all hand coloured. Not everything is uploaded yet, so please ask if you do not see a sheet you are looking for.
In our history section we also have many new biographies and autobiographies of eminent geologists and related scientists, including:
- The Life and Letters of the Reverend Adam Sedgwick, by JW Clark and TM Hughes. Cambridge, The University Press, 1890, 1st edition. 2 volumes.
- The Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Prestwich (1899), by GA Prestwich, his widow.
- My Reminiscences (1918) by Raphael Pumpelly. Henry Holt, New York, 2 volumes. Pumpelly was a well-travelled American mining engineer and geologist, who travelled in Europe and worked in the US Wild West as a young man and later in his career in Japan, China, and Central Asia. Quite a saga.
- An original edition of the Memoirs of William Smith, LL.D., Author of the “Map of the Strata of England and Wales”, by John Phillips, his nephew.
- James Geikie; the Man and the Geologist, (1917), by Marion Newbigin and JS Flett.
- A Life’s Long Work, an Autobiography (1924) by Archibald Geikie