By Archibald Geikie
London   Macmillan and Co
8" by 5.5" xv [2], 2-360pp
The scarce first edition of Archibald Geikie's detailed geological study of Scotland, illustrated and featuring a large folding colour map.
By Archibald Geikie

1865 The Scenery of Scotland, Viewed in Connexion with its Physical Geology

London   Macmillan and Co
8" by 5.5" xv [2], 2-360pp
The scarce first edition of Archibald Geikie's detailed geological study of Scotland, illustrated and featuring a large folding colour map.
£98.00
: 1kgs / : 804F35

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Description

Colour Plates, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce

The scarce first edition of this work from Scottish geologist and writer Archibald Geikie, claimed by the author to be the first attempt to elucidate in some detail the history of the topography of a country.

Illustrated with a colour folding map, and six plates. Collated, complete.

Divided into sections dedicated to the scenery of the Highlands, Southern Uplands, and Midland Valley, this work examines the geology of each region, including discussions of glaciers and icebergs, and the disappearance of the forests.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to back strip head and tail, with light mark to rear board. Front and rear hinges strained, with boards generally holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages lightly age toned, with light handling marks and the odd spot throughout. Pencil notations throughout, most prominent to plate VI. Folding map detached from binding, and torn in two. Significant closed tears to map perimeters.

Good

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