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GREENOUGH, George Bellas
A Physical and Geological Map of England and Wales
London,: Published by the Geological Society,, 1840. By G.B. Greenough Esq. President of the Geological Society of London. At its Establishment and at subsequent periods: President of the Royal Geographical Society of London &c. First Edition No. 1st 1819. Second Edition Novr. 1st 1839. [together with]: Memoir of a Geological Map of England, to which is added, an Alphabetical Index to the Hills, and a List of the Hills Arranged according to counties. By George Bellas Greenough F.R.S. 1839, and 1840. Large engraved map with fine contemporary hand colour, in four sections dissected and laid on linen, separate key dissected and mounted on linen, together with, 8vo., xi, 29pp., booklet, original brown paper wrappers, title to upper cover, all housed in original brown cloth slipcase, with manuscript label. Second edition of George Bellas Greenough’s geological map of the United Kingdom, here with the rare Memoir (introduction) to accompany the map. First published in 1819, four years after, and in response to, William Smith’s seminal map on the same subject, and a key milestone in the history geology. Greenough (1778-1855) was the first President of the Geological Society, and was later President of the Royal Geographical Society. The Geological Society was founded in 1807, but Smith never became a member, although his geological work that was the basis of the map was well underway by then. Greenough had actually been shown a copy of an early version of Smith’s map by the surveyor John Farey in 1802, who later attacked Greenough in the press for his “unhandsome conduc … [Click Below for Full Description]
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