Prestwich, Joseph, (1886/88). Geology: Chemical, Physical and Stratigraphical. Oxford: Clarendon Press, first edition. 2 volumes.
Prestwich, Joseph, (1886/88). Geology: Chemical, Physical and Stratigraphical. Oxford: Clarendon Press, first edition. 2 volumes. 505 +644pp. HB, brown cloth-covered embossed boards with gilt lettering to spine and covers. Minor shelf wear, bumped corners, spine ends just beginning to chip. Binding sound in v.1 and slightly weak at front hinge in v.2, which is slightly more worn. Text is clean and unmarked throughout. V.1 has six fold-out maps and sections – the three maps are slightly foxed – and 218 woodcuts. V.2 has 2 fold-out maps, 16 fossil plates and 256 woodcuts. The large fold-out geological map of Europe that should be in v.2 as the frontispiece was removed. Another loose copy is supplied but, as it was issued as a separate print for sale, it is too large to fit the book format. The map, 53 x 65cm, is a linen-backed colour print, very worn along the folds and in only fair condition. Otherwise, the two volumes are in good to very good condition.