Simpson, Martin, (1884). The Fossils of the Yorkshire Lias Described from Nature, with a carefully Measured section of the Strata and the Fossils Peculiar to Each, 1884

John Wheldon

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Simpson, Martin, (1884). The Fossils of the Yorkshire Lias Described from Nature, with a carefully Measured section of the Strata and the Fossils Peculiar to Each, 2nd editon. London: John Weldon. 256pp. Although not in tabular form, the entire book amounts to a scrupulously detailed and enumerated list of all strata encountered with thickness in the right margin and strata number in the left, with fossils named and meticulously described where encountered. The list is interrupted where there is personal or historical information about individual geologists, where they have contributed to the record. These remarks are in a reduced font, much like footnotes, except not at the foot of the page. Strangely, there are no illustrations. It was intended as a more comprehensible, less technical version of Tate and Blake (see below). Original maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Very little wear to cover, slight age toning. Well indexed. In very good condition.