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A Review of Mr. Lyell's "Elements of Geology;" with Observations on the Progress of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. From the Edinburgh Review, No. 140 (July 1839), Vol. LXIX. pp. 406-466
Woodcuts in the text. 62 pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & cloth (rebacked & recased). N.p.: 1839. First separate edition of Fitton's important review, and a presentation copy, inscribed to "Sir. John F.W. Herschel Bart. from Wm. H. Fitton" on the title and containing a series of corrections, deletions, and annotations in the author's hand. Fitton (1780-1861), one of the leading British geologists of the day, contributed a long series of reviews of geological and medical books for the Edinburgh Review; these reviews were admired for their elegance and acknowledged as having a considerable influence on his contemporaries. The present one is amongst his most important. Fitton was an intimate of Herschel and strongly supported him in opposition to the Duke of Sussex for the chair of the Royal Society. With the Herschel Library stamp at Collingwood. Bookplate of Dr. Sydney Ross. ❧ ODNB. D.S.B., V, pp. 13-15. Geikie, The Founders of Geology, pp. 239, 328, 331, 394, and 397. .
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