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Travels in North America. 2vols.
John Murray, London, 1845, - LYELL, Charles. Travels in North America ; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia . In Two Volumes. L.: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1845. I: Pp. (2),[i]-xiii,(3),[1]-316,(2), folding colour 3-panel frontispiece, + 2 folding plates and 1 coloured map; II: Pp. [i]-viii,[1]-272,(2), colour folding map frontispiece, + 2 p. of plates (1 of which is folding). Illustrated. 8vo, rebound in late-nineteenth century half calf with marbled boards, gilt lettered black leather title block, five gilt-tooled raised bands to spine, all edges red specked. TPL 2538, Waterston The Travellers: Canada to 1900, p.74. A chronicle of the English geologist and naturalist's trip to North America on a scientific fact-finding mission in the early part of the 1840s. Lyell arrived in North America in Halifax, aboard the steamship Acadia, arriving in Halifax in late-July of 1841. His travels took him first to the Niagara region, into the New York/New Jersey area, then to Pennsylvania, Boston, and the Carolinas (end of first volume), before moving westward into Illinois and Ohio, taking the Great Lakes and up the Saint Lawrence, finishing his travels studying the geological formations of Nova Scotia. Chapters 22-25 in the second volume deal strictly with Nova Scotian geology, with Lyell giving in-depth analysis of coal formation, glacial furrows in the Bay of Fundy region, Carboniferous formations of limestone in Cape Breton and gypsum on the mainland, as well as information on other natural resources in the region. Some light wear to spine ends and extremities, occasional light foxing (particularly to verso of frontispieces and plates), bookplates to front pastedowns, else vg. A very smart looking, tight set. 750.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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