1866 A Sketch of the Geology of Fife and the Lothians, including Detailed Descriptions of Arthur's Seat and the Pentland Hills
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Colour Plates, Folding Maps, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The second edition of Scottish journalist and geologist Charles Maclaren's geological study of Fife and the Scottish Lowlands.
Featuring numerous vignette illustrations, and six folding coloured plates and maps. Collated, complete.
In his preface, Maclaren remarks that 'there is nothing so essential to progress as exactitude of observation: there can be no better training field in Physical Geology than the vicinity of our own metropolis', and thus provides his own observations about the geology of his surroundings.
With the former owner's inscription of L. E. Rodd to the front free endpaper, dated June 1930.
With chapters dedicated to Arthur's Seat, a theory of hill formation, Castle Hill, 'Alluvial Phenomenon in Pentland Hills', and many more, this is an informative and personal introduction to the geology of this Scottish Lowlands.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Fading to back strip, with bumping to back strip head and tail. Two small losses to the cloth to back strip. Former owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean, with the odd light spot and handling mark.
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