Murchison, Roderick I. 1867. Siluria. A History of the Oldest Rocks in the British Isles and other Countries
Murchison, Roderick I. 1867. Siluria. A History of the Oldest Rocks in the British Isles and other Countries; with Sketches of the Origin and Distribution of Native Gold, the General Succession of Geological Formations and changes of the Earth’s Surface. 4th edition. Hardback, 22.5 x 14.5cm. Presentation copy in fine leather binding with embossed gilt lettering and decoration with fore edge marbling and attached blue ribbon book mark. Blank endpapers and free endpapers are mottled, otherwise text is clean. Coloured frontispiece, 41 engraved plates, 218 wood cuts and folding out colour printed map of the Silurian formations in Wales and adjacent England. The map is slightly mottled and has creases of former folds; it is from the 3rd edition. Tipped in student prize plate signed by James Nicol, professor of geology at University of Aberdeen and with whom Murchison had a serious falling out over this interpretation of the Silurian in Scotland. Overall in very good to near fine condition.