A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon with Instructiions for their Discrimination and Copious Tables of Localities, 1871

A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon with Instructiions for their Discrimination and Copious Tables of Localities, 1871

Collins, JH

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A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon with Instructiions for their Discrimination and Copious Tables of Localities, 1871, 1 edition. In two parts, bound together; Part one lists minerals by chief characteristics, by first description (ie origin of name), by mine in the southwest, and by chemical and crystalline groups, 76pp. Part two lists minerals of Cornwall and Devon alphabetically with full encyclopedic descriptions, 110pp + 10 plates of crystal forms. Original brown embossed cloth-covered boards. Light wear to spine ends and hinges. Corners slightly bumped. Light foxing to first 3-4 pages back and front. Signature and stamp of previous owners. Otherwise in good to very good condition. Very scarce. See www.minersoc.org for a very interesting bibliography of Collins who founded the Mineralogical Society and was involved in the founding of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.