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BUCKLAND, William.
RELIQUIAE DILUVIANAE; or, observations on the organic remains contained in caves, fissures and diluvial gravel, and on other geological phenomena, attesting the action of an universal deluge.
London John Murray. SECOND EDITION 1824. 4to, approximately 265 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, 1 folding table, 27 engraved plates and maps at rear, 3 in colour, 1 folding, 2 small text illustrations, pages: vii, (Errata on verso of page vii), 1-303 including index, bound in full modern crimson morocco, gilt lettering to spine, new cream endpapers. Slight scuffing to spine, leaving a dark patch (see attached image), small neat repair to lower outer corner of title page, slight browning to edges of title page, text clean apart from page 258 and the following pages which suffer from pale brown offsetting to pages of text from illustrations, slight browning to the top edges of plates, ink name to top of title page, otherwise a good tight copy. William Buckland is remembered as the first man to identify and name a dinosaur (although the name dinosaur had not yet been coined by Richard Owen). This was the megalosaur. Partly in response to the controversial works of Cuvier, Buckland wrote Reliquiae Diluvianae (1823) in which he argued that the evidence of geology alone demonstrated that a great flood had covered the entire globe. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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