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1809 England Delineated Geographical Description England Wales 6th Edition
1809 England Delineated Geographical Description England Wales 6th Edition

Price: £210.00

An interesting volume on the geography of England and Wales. Covers a wide range of locations, including Cumberland, Gloucestershire and Devonshire. Each chapter looks at the history, landscape and trade of the area. It also includes...

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1810 2 Vol J B B D'Anville Compendium of Ancient Geography Maps Scarce
1810 2 Vol J B B D'Anville Compendium of Ancient Geography Maps Scarce

Price: £495.00

A scarce copy of J B B D'Anville's Compendium of Ancient Geography.With 10 fold out maps, collated complete.A scholar of geography, J B B D'Anville was renowned for his gifted cartography skills. His work was meticulous and...

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1830 Familiar Lessons on Mineralogy and Geology with Coloured Plates John Mawe
1830 Familiar Lessons on Mineralogy and Geology with Coloured Plates John Mawe

Price: £340.00

A scarce copy of this concise work on Mineralogy and geology, adorned with four beautifully hand-coloured plates. Twelfth edition. To which is added "A practical description of the use of the lapidary's apparatus, explaining...

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1852 Records of the School of Mines Vol 1 Part 1 Practical Geology
1852 Records of the School of Mines Vol 1 Part 1 Practical Geology

Price: £25.00

This is the first part of the first volume of records and lectures of the Government School of Mines established in 1851.This collection includes a four page article on the Museum of Practical Geology, which opened...

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1853 Popular Physical Geology by J Beete Jukes Illustrated
1853 Popular Physical Geology by J Beete Jukes Illustrated

Price: £130.00

A beautifully illustrated work on Geology.Joseph Beete Jukes was a renowned geologist and author of several geological manuals. He also served as a naturalist on the expeditions of HMS Fly, evidence from which supported Darwin's theories...

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1853 Rivers Mountains and Sea Coast of Yorkshire John Phillips First Edition
1853 Rivers Mountains and Sea Coast of Yorkshire John Phillips First Edition

Price: £88.00

A first edition cloth bound copy of John Phillips' geological work. With a lithographed frontispiece map and 35 captivating engraved plates (collated, complete) depicting scenes from Yorkshire, including one hand-coloured plate....

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1860 The Glaciers of the Apls John Tyndall First Ed Geology Expedition Pioneer
1860 The Glaciers of the Apls John Tyndall First Ed Geology Expedition Pioneer

Price: £300.00

The first edition of this work by John Tyndall.Illustrated throughout, a frontispiece, five plates and numerous vignette diagrams.Collated, complete.Tyndall was a pioneering mountain climber. He visited the Alps almost every summer...

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1869 John Bolton Geological Fragments From Rambles Among Rocks Illustrated First
1869 John Bolton Geological Fragments From Rambles Among Rocks Illustrated First

Price: £110.00

A scarce edition of Geological Fragments Collected Principally from Rambles Among the Rocks of Furness and Cartmel by John Bolton. First edition. Illustrated with six plates of fossil illustrations, 'beautifully delineated by the...

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1872 Microcosm Or The Earth Viewed As Symbolic Record Robert R Rodgers
1872 Microcosm Or The Earth Viewed As Symbolic Record Robert R Rodgers

Price: £120.00

A scarce first edition of this Victorian work on the development of life on Earth. First Edition. Organised into six lectures on different topics.

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1875 Rudiments of Geology Samuel Sharp Two Parts Scarce First Edition
1875 Rudiments of Geology Samuel Sharp Two Parts Scarce First Edition

Price: £60.00

A first edition of Samuel Sharp's introduction to geology.Samuel Sharp was a geologist, antiquary and a fellow of the Geological Society, who founded his own museum. He was known for his writings on geology, architecture...

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1876 Esquisse Geologique Et Paleontologique Ernest Vanden Broeck Foldout Maps
1876 Esquisse Geologique Et Paleontologique Ernest Vanden Broeck Foldout Maps

Price: £80.00

An uncommon copy of Broeck's geological work on Antwerp.It is noted in the introduction that this work was originally intended to be the first part of a monograph, 'Les foraminiferes des couches pliocenes de la Belgique', which was...

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1878 Mycenae A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries at Mycenae and Tiryns
1878 Mycenae A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries at Mycenae and Tiryns

Price: £140.00

An archaeological work regarding Mycenae and Tiryns.Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, plans and vignettes. Including some colour plates.With a preface by the Right Hon. W E Gladstone, M.PCollated, complete.The illustrations...

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1890 Earthquakes Arnold Boscowitz C B Pitman Illustrated
1890 Earthquakes Arnold Boscowitz C B Pitman Illustrated

Price: £44.99

An illustrated geological treatise on earthquakes. With chapters including The Forewarnings, Sea-Quakes and Deluges, The Catastrophe of Caracas, The Grouping of Earthquakes and more.

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1890 Wonders of Creation Volcanoes Illustrated Broadstairs College Fine Binding
1890 Wonders of Creation Volcanoes Illustrated Broadstairs College Fine Binding

Price: £140.00

A very attractive copy of this religious geology book for children. Featuring nineteen illustrations, including a lovely full colour frontispiece. In the institutional binding of Broadstairs College, Kent. Bound by Allman &...

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1896 Ice Work Present And Past By T G Bonney Illustrations And Foldout Maps
1896 Ice Work Present And Past By T G Bonney Illustrations And Foldout Maps

Price: £37.99

An early edition of Ice-Work Present and Past by T. G. Bonney, with illustrations and maps, some of in colour that fold out. Thomas George Bonney FRS (1833-1923) was an English geologist. From 1856 to 1861 he was mathematical master...

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1901 Oil and Gas Fields of the Western Interior and Northern Texas George Adams
1901 Oil and Gas Fields of the Western Interior and Northern Texas George Adams

Price: £145.00

A scarce edition of this geological survey focusing on North America and especially Texas.'Geological Survey No.184, Series A, Economic Geology, 13'This text focuses on the geological context of Texan Gas and Oil fields that...

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1902 Text-Book of Descriptive Mineralogy HIlary Bauerman Scarce Illustrated
1902 Text-Book of Descriptive Mineralogy HIlary Bauerman Scarce Illustrated

Price: £22.99

A scarce edition of this work on mineralogy. New impression. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignettes.

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1902-4 2vols NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM Geology
1902-4 2vols NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM Geology

Price: £155.99

Two volumes bound in blue cloth. These volumes contain a collection of articles, and reports from the State Geologist, Paleontologist and Botanist for their respective years. The articles are on a range of subjects pertaining...

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1904 The Tower of Pelee New Studies of the Great Volcano First Ed A Heilprin
1904 The Tower of Pelee New Studies of the Great Volcano First Ed A Heilprin

Price: £395.00

A fascinating historical and geographical study into the Tower of Pelee.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.The first edition of this text.With a photographic...

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1911 The Normandy Coast Charles Merk Illustrated First Edition
1911 The Normandy Coast Charles Merk Illustrated First Edition

Price: £22.99

A geographical study of the Normandy coastline, with information on important towns along the route. With numerous plates throughout, including a coloured frontispiece and monochrome photographs. Some of the locations mentioned...

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1924 Morley Roberts On the Earthquake Line Paintings Tipped In First
1924 Morley Roberts On the Earthquake Line Paintings Tipped In First

Price: £79.99

A first edition of Roberts' On the Earthquake Line: Minor Adventures in Central America.Morley Roberts was an English novelist, short story writer and traveller, who was best known for The Private Life of Henry Maitland.Contains six...

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1924 Percy Kendall and Herbert Wroot Geology Of Yorkshire One Volume Ed
1924 Percy Kendall and Herbert Wroot Geology Of Yorkshire One Volume Ed

Price: £50.00

An illustrated examination of the fascinating geology of Yorkshire, by the Professor of Geology at the University of Leeds and the secretary of the Geological Society of Yorkshire.This is a first edition of the work which was...

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1933 The Jurassic System in Great Britain W J Arkell Geology Illustrated
1933 The Jurassic System in Great Britain W J Arkell Geology Illustrated

Price: £325.00

An important geological work on the Jurassic system, and its place in British geology. Illustrated throughout with many plates, including folding charts and diagrams. The seminal work on the Jurassic William Joscelyn Arkell...

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1934-35 2Vol Tertiary Faunas A Text Book A Morley Davies Geology Dustwrappers
1934-35 2Vol Tertiary Faunas A Text Book A Morley Davies Geology Dustwrappers

Price: £180.00

A two volume set of this work by A Morley Davies.Illustrated throughout with diagrams including a fold out map frontispiece to volume II.A. Morely Davies was a British Paleontologist and author of a number of books. He was an honorary...

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1937 W B Wright The Quaternary Ice Age Illustrated With Charts And Photographs
1937 W B Wright The Quaternary Ice Age Illustrated With Charts And Photographs

Price: £19.99

The Quaternary Ice Age by W. B. Wright of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. Illustrated with charts, maps and black and white photographs. Third edition. The Quaternary Ice, refers to the period from 2.58 Ma to...

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1963 Geology of the Country Around Maidstone Geological Sheet 288 Maps Diagrams
1963 Geology of the Country Around Maidstone Geological Sheet 288 Maps Diagrams

Price: £49.99

An explanation of One-Inch Geological Sheet 288, published as part of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. First edition thus. Illustrated with numerous photographs and diagrams. The frontispiece shows the Dean Street Valley,...

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1965 Geology of the Country Around Wells and Cheddar Geological Survey Diagrams
1965 Geology of the Country Around Wells and Cheddar Geological Survey Diagrams

Price: £49.99

An explanation of One-Inch Geological Sheet 280, covering much of the Mendip Hills and part of the Somerset Coalfield. First edition thus. Illustrated with photographs and fold-out diagrams. Published as part of the Geological...

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1967 The Geology of the Country Around Chesterfield E G Smith R A Eden First
1967 The Geology of the Country Around Chesterfield E G Smith R A Eden First

Price: £44.99

A geological survey of the land around the East Midlands. First edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, including folding coloured maps. Marked as the 'Personal copy of W. A. Read.'

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1967 The Geology of the Country Around Ollerton W N Edwards Folding Maps
1967 The Geology of the Country Around Ollerton W N Edwards Folding Maps

Price: £34.99

A geological survey of the land in the Ollerton district. Second edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, including five folding maps. Marked as the 'Personal copy of W. A. Read.'

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1968 The Geology of the Country Around Weymouth W J Arkell With Dustwrapper
1968 The Geology of the Country Around Weymouth W J Arkell With Dustwrapper

Price: £59.99

A geological survey of the land around the Dorset coast. Third edition. William Joscelyn Arkell (9 June 1904 18 April 1958) was a British geologist and paleontologist, regarded as the leading authority on the Jurassic Period...

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1969 Geology of the Country Around Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Survey Sheet 287 Maps
1969 Geology of the Country Around Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Survey Sheet 287 Maps

Price: £49.99

An explanation of One-Inch Geological Sheet 287, covering the Sevenoaks area of Kent. First edition thus. Produced as part of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. Illustrated with maps, diagrams and photographs, many in colour. The...

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1971 The Geology of the Country Around Bridport Vernon Wilson et Al First
1971 The Geology of the Country Around Bridport Vernon Wilson et Al First

Price: £49.99

A geological survey of the land around the Dorset coast. First edition, second impression. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, including one folding map.

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1972 Geology of the Country Around Royal Tunbridge Wells Maps Photographs First
1972 Geology of the Country Around Royal Tunbridge Wells Maps Photographs First

Price: £49.99

A description of the geology of the area of Kent depicted in the Tunbridge Wells (303) sheet of the One-Inch Geological Map of England and Wales. First edition thus. With many maps, photographs and diagrams in both monochrome and...

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1975 Geology of the Country Around Sheffield R A Eden and Others Illustrated
1975 Geology of the Country Around Sheffield R A Eden and Others Illustrated

Price: £69.99

A very smart copy of this geological study of the land around Sheffield. First edition, second impression. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, diagrams and charts.

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c1908 CAUSTIER Les Entrailles de la Terre FRENCH mining
c1908 CAUSTIER Les Entrailles de la Terre FRENCH mining

Price: £199.99

Leatherbound volume with marble paper covered boards, illustrated throughout. This volume is a French book about the earth and mining.

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