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THE SILURIAN SYSTEM. Founded on GEOLOGICAL RESEARCHES in the Counties of Salop, Hereford, Radnor, Montgomery, Caermarthen, Brecon, Pembroke, Monmouth, Gloucester, Worcester, and Stafford; With Descriptions of the Coal-Fields and Overlying Formations.
London: John Murray 1839 - FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in 1 volume, 1839. LACKS LARGE MAP IN THREE SECTIONS IN SEPARATE VOLUME. Thick 4to, approximately 325 x 250 mm, 12 ¼ x 9¾ inches, 14 lithographic views, 3 in color, 1 panoramic, 112 woodcuts in the text, 2 plates showing 3 maps, 31 engraved plates of fossils, 9 coloured folding sections. PLUS NINE EXTRA ENGRAVED MAPS, ONE IN COLOUR, ON THICK STOCK, TWO MAPS DIVIDED IN TO TWO SECTIONS TO FIT THE BOOK, SEVEN MAPS DOUBLE PAGE AND THE TWO MAPS DIVDED IN TO FOUR ARE FOLDING. Pages: xxii, 1-768 including index, bound in 19th century half green morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, green endpapers, errata at page 590. Binding rubbed, 3 section plates have small neat repairs to folds on blank side, no loss to image and 1 has a paper fault, (creases) at lower margin, not affecting image, first free blank endpaper has closed tear neatly repaired, several fossil plates have a little pale foxing, occasional pale offset from plates to text, a few pale marks to margins, label removed from first pastedown and first free endpaper, but otherwise a very clean tight copy. The extra maps have the margins trimmed away, so no clue to map maker, they were bound in on stubs at time of binding, the maps cover the Welsh Borders, Salop, Hereford, Carmarthen, Worcestershire, Brecon etc, The list of subscribers has a few well known names, Charles Darwin 36 Great Marlborough Street; Charles Lyell Jun., 16 Hart Street; Rev. Buckland, Christ Church, Oxford; Rev. Sedgwick; W. H. Fitton. See: A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Library, Volume iv, page 199; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 3, page 239, No. 1211; Sotheby's The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich, page 346, No. 406: John Challinor, The History of British Geology, pages 108-110; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A VERY HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE COSTS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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