Teall, JJ Harris. British Petrography: with Special Reference to the Igneous Rocks. London: Dulau and Co, 1888, 2 volumes
Teall, JJ Harris. British Petrography: with Special Reference to the Igneous Rocks. London: Dulau and Co, 1888, 2 volumes, 469pp in text volume and a plate volume of 47 chromolithographs – 45 are microscope views – with interleaved text plates with numbered crystals on outlines of the microscope views. Matching hardbacks, 29 x 21cm, half leather bound with marbled paper covered boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Slight shelf wear but sound binding. The marbled paper of the covers is rubbed. Marbled end papers match cover; they have separated at the hinge, but the free end papers have been tipped in and the front free end paper of the plate volume as been replaced with a near match. The text is age-toned but clean with limited foxing at the page edges and moderate foxing of the free endpapers. There is slight foxing to the margins of the plates near the back of the text volume. The colour plates are very clear and beautiful. In good to very good condition.