1833 An Outline of the Geology of Norfolk
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Colour Plates, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Original Binding, Very Scarce
The very scarce first edition of English geologist and antiquary Samuel Woodward's illustrated study of the geology of Norfolk.
Illustrated with two bright hand coloured folding plates, and six further illustrated plated depicting shells and fossils found in various types of rock. Collated, complete.
Woodward in his preface notes that his work is 'submitted to the lovers of natural science; and the Author trusts that it will be found an useful manual, to guide the geological enquirer in his researches'. With the latter half of the work dedicated to tables detailing the organic remains of the county, and sections on alluvial deposits, diluvial beds, tertiary beds and chalk formation.
With the former owner's inscription of Thomas W. Wiggs to the front free endpaper.
A fascinating and detailed insight into early nineteenth century geological observations of Norfolk, with a particular emphasis of its coastal regions and the fossils found there.
In the original cloth binding, with paper spine label. Significant discolouration to spine label. Losses to cloth at back strip head and tail, and rear joint. Front and rear joints starting, with boards holding firm. Former owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Internally, binding strained towards centre of text block. Pages bright and generally clean, with the odd handling mark or spot. Light spotting to plates at rear.
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