Phillips, John (1855). Manual of Geology: Practical and Theoretical. 2nd edition much expanded since 1832.

Encyclopaedia Metropolitana

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Phillips, John (1855). Manual of Geology: Practical and Theoretical. Volume 32 of the ‘Cabinet Edition’ of Encyclopaedia Metropolitana,– “each volume a complete treatise”. 2nd edition much expanded since 1832. 669pp + adverts. Octavo. Hardback, green, embossed cloth covered boards. Text clean and untrimmed. Frontispiece is hand-coloured geological map of the British Isles, slightly foxed. The E.M.’s full title continued, or, a System of Universal Knowledge on a Methodical Plan Projected by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In good condition. 

This copy belonged to James Geikie (1839-1915), Professor of Geology at Edinburgh and brother of Archibald Geikie, 4th Director of the Geological Survey. His signature on the half-title and on rear end-papers. The book plate is his calling card while at the Geological Survey (1862-1882).