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Petrificata Derbiensia; or, Figures and Descriptions Collected in Derbyshire.
Wigan: Printed by D. Lyon 1809 - First edition, volume one [all published], 4to, ix, [1 blank], ii, ii, [50 leaves, including sub-title leaf), 28pp., contains 54 hand-coloured engraved plates accompanied by letterpress description, repair to outer lower corner of titlepage, expertly bound in a period binding of half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt and blind, morocco title label, a handsome copy. William Martin (1767 ? 1810) was an English naturalist and palaeontologist who proposed that science should use fossils as evidence to support the study of natural history. This, his second publication, is Dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks, it describes the Carboniferous limestone and other fossils of Derbyshire, and is illustrated with his own engravings. Owing to his illness, the intended second volume, on fossils (especially plants) from coal strata, never appeared. Nissen ZBI 2715; Upcott I, 143. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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