Memoirs of the Geological Survey of GB, v1, 1846. incl. De la Beche, On the Formation of the Rocks of South Wales & SW England
Memoirs of the Geological Survey of GB, v1, 1846. London: Longman et al. 531pp +5pp adv. + 9 plates at back of which 6 fold out, including 7 hand-coloured maps/sections. Hardback in Survey’s embossed original greenish brown cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and Survey crest. Light shelf wear with slight fraying at base corners of boards. Hinges slightly loose, but binding sound. Pages uncut and clean with light age-toning. Of the 10 papers, the principle articles are: Henry De la Beche, On the Formation of the Rocks of South Wales and South Western England (pp1-296); Andrew C Ramsay, On the Denudation of South Wales and the Adjacent Counties of England (pp297-335); and Edward Forbes, On the Connexion between the Distribution of the existing Fauna and Flora of the British Isles, and the Geological Changes which have affected their area, especially during the epoch of the Northern Drift (pp336-432). Further details on request. Cover in good condition. Text and Plates in good to very good condition.