1861 The Geology of Peterborough and its Vicinity
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Author's Presentation Copy, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
The scarce first edition of this illustrated geological study of Peterborough, inscribed to the front free endpaper 'from the author'.
The preface of the work identifies it as 'not so much to satisfy the demands of the experienced and philosophical Geologist, as to awaken the curiosity of the less instructed readers', and to educate those 'who believe that knowledge grounded on accuracy' is needed to overcome the 'ignorance' of the age.
Illustrated with ten plates depicting fossils and shells. Collated, complete.
With a former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to back strip head and tail, with light fading to back strip. Former owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Author's inscription to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean, with the odd spot.
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