Descripción: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Thick 8vo., bound in three quarter dark blue levant morocco, raised bands, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. First trade edition of a classic of American literature, awarded the Pulitzer Prize posthumously ------- Extra illustrated edition; with approximately 80 portrait engravings and 50 letters, documents, or photographs signed by Henry Adams and his circle of associates inserted where mentioned within the text, including: Henry Cabot Lodge (HAs close friend); James K. Polk (President whom JQA opposed); Louisa Catherine Adams (HAs grandmother); Joshua Johnson (HAs great-grandfather); William P. Hunt (JQAs pastor); John Quincy Adams II (HAs brother); Charles Francis Adams (HAs father); Horace Mann (HAs hero); Charles Francis Adams, Jr. (HAs brother); Caleb Cushing (CFAs diplomatic colleague); Louis Agassiz (HAs Harvard teacher); Charles Dickens (English novelist whom HA admired); Clarence King (HAs close friend); Giuseppe Garibaldi (HAs hero); Henry Winter Davis (CFAs political colleague); Richard Hildreth (CFAs colleague); Horace Gray (HAs law mentor); Richard Monckton Milnes (HAs English political friend);Benjamin F. Butler (Massachusetts politician disliked by the Adams family); William M. Evarts, (secretary of state and HAs friend); Lord Lyons (British minister to US and CFAs colleague); James Mason (Confederate Trent commissioner; CFAs adversary); George Grote (Classical historian whom HA admired); Samuel Wilberforce (English bishop with whom HA socialized); George Canning (British statesman included in HAs History of the United States); Francis Barlow (Lawyer-politician in HAs circle); Thomas Woolner (HAs English sculptor friend); William Cullen Bryant (HAs literary colleague); Hugh McCulloch (Secretary of the Treasury whom HA admired); Samuel Gray Ward (HAs banker friend); Samuel Bowles (HAs journalist friend); Roscoe Conkling (Senator friend of Ulysses Grant, despised by HA); Adam Badeau (Ulysses Grants secretary and HAs erstwhile friend); Hamilton Fish (Senator-Secretary of State whom HA admired); James G. Blaine (Senator-Secretary of State whom HA distrusted); S. Cox (Congressman whom HA admired); Timothy O. Howe (Senator whom HA disliked); Frederick Frelinghuysen (HAs Secretary of State friend); Francis J. Child (HAs Harvard professor); Wayne MacVeagh (HAs Attorney General friend); John Sherman (Secretary of the Treasury whom HA admired); John P. Taggart (HAs physician friend); Edwin L. Godkin (HAs journalist colleague); Whitelaw Reid (HAs journalist friend); William Collins Whitney (Secretary of the Navy whom HA admired); Mark Hanna (Senator whom HA admired); Sir Julian Pauncefote (British Ambassador whom HA admired); William Tecumseh Sherman (Union General whose Memoirs HA admired); Sir Charles Lyell (HAs scientist friend); John Quincy Adams (HAs grandfather); Henry James (HAs novelist friend) --------- From the library of Mark Holstein, with the noted bibliophile and author's (The unfortunate Dr. Dodd, 1934; Shakespeare: A Review and a Preview, 1939; and A Shropshire Lad, 1942) library bookplate on the front pastedown. The bookplate was designed by Arthur Allen Lewis, whose woodcuts and wood engravings graced stories and poetry by Whitman and Balzac and works like Journeys to Bagdad and Paul Bunyan. A unique copy of a foundational work with a distinguished provenance. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-9146161493
The African Collection: COMPLETE IN 24 VOLUMES: AFRICAN GAME TRAILS, A GAME RANGER'S NOTE BOOK by Blayney Percival, THE NILE TRIBUTARIES OF ABYSSINIA, WILD BEASTS AND THEIR WAYS, THE WANDERINGS OF AN ELEPHANT HUNTER, SPORT IN SOMALILAND, A HUNTER'S WANDERINGS IN AFRICA, AFRICAN NATURE NOTES AND REMINISCENCES, LAKE NGAMI, ON SAFARI, THE WILD SPORTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, HUNTING AND SPOOR OF CENTRAL AFRICAN GAME, A SPORTING TRIP THROUGH ABYSSINIA, AFTER BIG GAME IN CENTRAL AFRICA, ELEPHANT HUNTING IN EAST EQUATORIAL AFRICA, A BREATH FROM THE VELDT, MAN-EATERS OF TSAVO, ELEPHANT HUNTER, A HUNTER'S LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA, EAST AFRICA AND ITS BIG GAME, BIG GAME SHOOTING AND TRAVEL IN SOUTH EAST AFRICA, IN HAUNTS OF WILD GAME, MEMORIES OF AN AFRICAN
Descripción: Briar Patch Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. Exquisite editions of the SCARCE original editions. Books are in good overall condition. I say "good" because I want to be very conservative in this listing so there are no surprises. Most of the volumes are very good to near fine, a few are even in fine condition. Selous' WANDERINGS has fading spine gilt. Two-thirds of the volumes have the former owner's ink name stamp to the bottom corner of their front paste-downs and/or their inside front blank pages. Half a dozen of the volumes have slightly faded gilt to bottom of spine (the antelope). LAKE NGAMI is the deluxe edition, slip-cased, #388/500 and premium leather. All 24 volumes are extremely well-made, smyth-sewn, acid-free paper, marbled endsheets, silken page markers, and are sturdy and solid and very handsome when shelved. They are copiously illustrated. This COMPLETE set of Briar Patch Press books is very rare. All of the most uncommon and difficult to acquire African Hunting titles in a handsome leather binding. AFRICAN GAME TRAILS by Theodore Roosevelt, A GAME RANGER'S NOTE BOOK by Blayney Percival, THE NILE TRIBUTARIES OF ABYSSINIA by Samuel White Baker, WILD BEASTS AND THEIR WAYS by Samuel White Baker, THE WANDERINGS OF AN ELEPHANT HUNTER by W.D. M. Bell, SPORT IN SOMALILAND by Count Joseph Potocki, A HUNTER'S WANDERINGS IN AFRICA by Frederick Courtenay Selous, AFRICAN NATURE NOTES AND REMINISCENCES by Frederick Courtenay Selous, LAKE NGAMI by Charles John Andersson, ON SAFARI by Abel Chapman, THE WILD SPORTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA by William Cornwallis Harris, HUNTING AND SPOOR OF CENTRAL AFRICAN GAME by Dennis Lyell, A SPORTING TRIP THROUGH ABYSSINIA by P.H.G. Powell-Cotton, AFTER BIG GAME IN CENTRAL AFRICA by Eduard Foa, ELEPHANT HUNTING IN EAST EQUATORIAL AFRICA by Arthur Neumann, A BREATH FROM THE VELDT by John Guille Millais, MAN-EATERS OF TSAVO by John Henry Patterson, ELEPHANT HUNTER by William Finaughty, A HUNTER'S LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA by R. Gordon Cumming, EAST AFRICA AND ITS BIG GAME by John C Willoughby, BIG GAME SHOOTING AND TRAVEL IN SOUTH EAST AFRICA by Frederick Findlay, IN HAUNTS OF WILD GAME by Frederick Vaughan Kirby, MEMORIES OF AN AFRICAN HUNTER by Dennis Lyell, ADVENTURES OF AN ELEPHANT HUNTER by James Sutherland. Nº de ref. de la librería 000254
Descripción: Lyell, Charles (1797-1875). Lithograph portrait with facsimile signature, by Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-95), lithographed by M. & H. Hanhart. [Ipswich: G. Ransome,] 1849 (dated in the plate). 610 x 440 mm.; image (without signature) measures 242 x 292 mm. One corner chipped, small tear in lower margin, but image in excellent condition.First Edition. The largest and best portrait of Charles Lyell, the foremost British geologist of the nineteenth century, and author of Principles of Geology (1830-33), which had an enormous influence on Charles Darwin. The portrait formed part of a series titled Portraits of Honorary Members of the Ipswich Museum, published in 1852 by G. Ransome. Very rare. Nº de ref. de la librería 40421
Descripción: Probably London, June 13, n. y. 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address and a small autogr. sketch. To J. B. Gordon, presumably a publisher or printer, relating to a correction in a sketch of Ireland: "It seems to me quite clear that Ireland must be done again & I hope may be inserted into the old cut & probably your reduced figure No. 2 will do, but I should have liked to have been able to talk over our point with you [.]". - On stationery with embossed address; slightly browned due to paper; encloses a lithographic portrait (4to, small tear in the upper margin and strongly water-stained). Nº de ref. de la librería 22909
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY. Being an enquiry how far the former changes of the Earth's surface are referable to causes now in operation. In four Volumes.
Descripción: John Murray. London. 1835, 1835. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 4th Edition. FOURTH EDITION. Four volumes in publishers boards. 12mo. (7.7 x 4.5 inches). Illustrated with 16 plates, views and maps, 12 of them fold-out and including four that are hand coloured. The directions to the binder leaf is at the front of volume one but as the books are still in publishers boards the plates are all bound together into the relevant volumes before the text. Several small wood engravings throughout the text. A complete set with half titles in volumes 2, 3 and 4, as called for. Volume 1. - xviii, directions to binder, 406pp. Volume 2. - iv, 465pp, , 4pp publishers ads. Volume 3. - iv, 455pp, , volume 4. - iv, 456pp. Original publishers grey paper covered boards with printed paper labels. Two of the hinges are cracked but still holding. Some loss to the paper of the spines on 3 of the volumes but the four labels are generally intact and readable. A couple of areas have the paper lifting which could be easily repaired but currently the set is entirely unsophisticated, and rare thus. Small stain to the bottom of the frontis in volume one and occasional light spotting to a few leaves but overall clean and tidy throughout. Small booksellers ticket to the front pastedown of volume one. Ink name of previous owner, the travel writer and architect Charles Kelsall, dated 1836 and with his comment ("Industry and acuteness go hand in hand, throughout this instructive work") on the front pastedown endpaper and with the Ink stamp from the Kelsall library at Morden College, a charitable institution in London set up circa 1700 to house elderly single folk, on each title page and last text leaf of each volume. While this might set alarm bells ringing, it is worth noting that since Charles Kelsall bequeathed his library to Morden College in 1857 they have sold many of his books at auction to raise money, a fact they proudly state in their own literature. Overall a nice copy of this classic geological work in the original publishers binding and with some gatherings still unopened. An uncommon survivor. Nº de ref. de la librería 8850
THE GEOLOGICAL EVIDENCES OF THE ANTIQUITY OF MAN with remarks on theory of the origin of the species and variation (1st edition)
Descripción: 1863. Couverture rigide. Estado de conservación: Très bon. London, John Murray, 1863, first edition, hardcover, in dark green cloth with gilt and blind stamped to both boards and spine, about 9 X 6 inches, (xii) 520 pp + 32 pp of publishers catalogue, illustrated in B&W. Cover is in good or better condition showing some very light wear to extremities, a few small and discreet stains to boards and two tears to upper spine (1/4 and ¾ inches, see images). Interior is very good ; endpapers show some small chips and are lighlty cracked at hinges but still very solid. Text block is fine without any remarkable wear, clean, tight and solid. Overall a nice copy of this very scarce first edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 002318
Principles of Geology: or, the Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants, Considered as Illustrative of Geology.
Descripción: London: John Murray, 1840. Sixth edition. 3 volumes. 12mo. Publishers blindstamped black ribbed cloth, gilt lettered to the spines, 19th century ownership inscriptions to the half titles crossed out and replaced by the later signature of a subsequent owner whose name also appears on the first free endpapers. 5 full page plates, 1 folding plate, 2 single page maps and 4 folding maps, of which one is hand coloured, plus other illustrations set into the text. Small loss to upper corners of pp. 347-368 and 385-423 in volume I, in no way affecting the text, spine of volume II slightly faded, some wear to edges, a decent set nonetheless. "Lyell probably accomplished more in the advancement of geological knowledge than any other one man" (Mather and Mason p. 263). A landmark work of science first published 1830-33. Nº de ref. de la librería 22544
Descripción: 1831. Lyell, Charles (1797-1875). Autograph letter signed in the third person to the Rt. Rev. Henry Phillpotts (1778-1869), Bishop of Exeter. 1 sheet. N.p., 21 March 1831. 187 x 234 mm. Lacunae in upper and lower margins where seal was removed (not affecting text), light soiling, but very good. "Mr. Lyell presents his complts. to the Bp. of Exeter & incloses Mr. Curtiss card, who will be happy to see the Misses Phillpots & any of their friends who wish to see his entomological cabinets on any Friday between 10 & 4 ocl. . . ." Lyell here refers to his friend John Curtis (1791-1862), author of the monumental British Entomology, Being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects Found in Great Britain and Ireland (1824-39). While Lyell was writing his famous Principles of Geology (1830-32), Curtis provided him with useful information on the geographical distribution of insects, and was also able to identify several genera of fossil insects found in Aix-en-Provence and Scotland. Lyell himself had a deep and abiding interest in entomology, having begun collecting insects while still a schoolboy; his biographer noted that "never, even in old age, would [Lyell] lose his delight in the beauty of rare moths and butterflies" (Wilson, p. 146). The Bishop of Exeter had an astonishing 18 children, at least some of whom apparently were interested in natural history. Nº de ref. de la librería 43052
Principes de géologie , ou illustrations de cette science empruntées aux changements modernes que la Terre et ses Habitants ont subis. 4 tomes.
Descripción: Langlois et Leclercq, Paris, 1843. Couverture rigide. Estado de conservación: Assez bon. 19 x 12 cm. Ouvrage complet de 4 parties séparées, traduit de l'anglais sur la 6ème édition, et sous les auspices de M. Arago, par Mme Tullia Meulien. Reliures pleine toile. 1843-1845-1846-1848. Première édition française de cet ouvrage majeur. 19x12 cm. XXVI-519 + XI-575 + X-554 + (4)-10-500 pages. Figures dans le texte. Complet de 11planches réparties comme suit : une gravure en frontispice, 3 cartes dont deux dépliantes, dans le tome 1 (bord latéral gauche de la dernière carte en couleurs est insolé, plié, déchiré sans manque) ; 2 planches dont une carte dépliante dans le tome 2 ; 6 planches dont 2 dépliantes dans le tome 3. Assez bon état. Nombreuses rousseurs sur les pages et les tranches, quelques salissures. Mouillure aux coins inférieurs des premières pages du tome 1. Dos et partiellement les plats des couvertures sont déteints, un peu salis, coins du tome 4 pliés. Eraflures sur le dernier plat du tome 3. Tranches de tête empoussiérées. Reliures solides. Très rare. Poids total : env. 2200 gr (frais de port supplémentaires à prévoir). Nº de ref. de la librería 005240
Descripción: John Murray London, 1838, 1838. First edition. Hardback. Half leather with marbled boards, slightly worn and marked, rubbed at extremeties, otherwise very good indeed. Contents excellent. Nº de ref. de la librería A88899
Descripción: John Murray, London, 1845, 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),-316,(2), folding colour 3-panel frontispiece, + 2 folding plates and 1 coloured map; II: Pp. [i]-viii,-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. Nº de ref. de la librería 69152
Descripción: John Murray, London, 1847. Leather_bound. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Seventh Edition. Full contemporary leather binding, with marbled edges. Complete in 1 volume. Spine has been rebacked, and new endpapers have been added, preserving original leather covers and boards. Text and plates are all present and very good, with minor wear to the folding plates. Nº de ref. de la librería 004873
TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA WITH GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND NOVA SCOTIA - Two Volumes
Descripción: John Murray, London, 1845. Blindstamped Cloth. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. 5" X 8". 1st edition, two volumes bound in publisher's original green cloth embossed in blind, spine lettered in gilt, covers faded in spots, mostly bottom portion of boards, illustrated with maps and folding plates, some hand colored, all plates foxed with the Niagra plate having water damage. text is clean, not pretty but great information. Nº de ref. de la librería ly.0328
L'Ancienneté de l'Homme prouvée par la géologie et Remarques sur les théories relatives à l'origine des espèces par variation, traduit avec le consentement et le concours de l'auteur par Mr M. Chaper. Rare Edition Orginale de la traduction française.
Descripción: Baillère et fils, 1864. Couverture rigide. Estado de conservación: Assez bon. 1ère Édition. Paris, Baillère et fils, 1864, in-8°, XVI, 558pp. - Demi-basane glacée brune, dos lisse orné de filets ; nombreuses figures in-texte et 2 hors-texte à pleine page. Coiffes, plats et coins frottés ; manque de papier sur les coupes. Reliure simple, un peu fatiguée mais bien solide. *** Rare Edition Originale de la traduction française. *** Sir Charles Lyell, géologue anglais, est l'un des premiers défenseurs, sinon le créateur de la théorie des causes actuelles, il s'efforça dans ses écrits, principalement dans ses célèbres Principles of Geology, qui soulevèrent bien des polémiques, d'expliquer tous les phénomènes géologiques du passé par ceux qui se produisent actuellement sous nos yeux ; il s'attacha plus particulièrement à décrire minutieusement les causes des oscillations du sol et il émit sur les volcans et les tremblements de terre une foule d'idées nouvelles qui rencontrèrent du reste beaucoup de contradicteurs. C'est lui également qui, le premier, vers 1828, classa les dépots tertiaires d'après la proportion des coquilles d'espèces encore existantes trouvées dans chacun d'eux ; il arriva ainsi à une division tripartite, pour laquelle il imagina les noms, généralement adoptés, d'éocène, de miocène et de pliocène. Il étudia enfin avec le plus grand soin la migration des espèces et l'origine de l'espèce et il aboutit à des conclusions qui concordent sur beaucoup de points avec les opinions de Darwin. C'est ainsi qu'après de longues recherches dans les principales cavernes de l'Europe, il assigna à la race humaine une très grande antiquité. (La grande Encyclopédie XXII, 837). - Th. Davidson, Notice sur C. Lyell. Paris 1875-76 ; Mrs Lyell, Life, letters and journal of sir Ch. Lyell. London, 1881. Nº de ref. de la librería 00731
Elements of Geology, or the Ancient Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants as illustrated by Geological monuments.
Descripción: London: John Murray, 1865. Sixth edition, "greatly enlarged", 8vo, xvi, 794, (2 advertisement) pp. One plate and 769 illustrations in the text, a little light foxing at the beginning and end. Original gilt decorated green cloth, a little bumping to extremities, a bright, near fine, copy. Incorporating the several supplements Lyell published subsequently to the fifth edition 10 years previously, giving this edition 50 new woodcuts and 130 more pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 20968
The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man, with Remarks on Theories of the Origin of Species by Variation.
Descripción: London: John Murray, 1863. Third edition, 8vo, xvi, 551, (1), 32 advertisement pp. 2 plates and 58 text figures, a few spots to blanks and half title, small W.H. Smith blind stamp to fly leaf. Original gilt titled blind stamped green pebbled cloth, small hole to upper joint otherwise very good. The last major work of Lyells life, it was affected by the publication of Darwins "Origin of Species" four years earlier. Lyell couldnt bring himself to champion the new theories, and his impartial overview of the competing theories in the later chapters disappointed Darwin, although he admitted "The whole. struck me as a compilation, but of the highest quality, for when possible the facts have been verified on the spot." Bailey pp187-201. First published the same year. Nº de ref. de la librería 18557
Descripción: D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1856. Hardcover. New and entirely revised edition. Illustrated with maps, plates and woodcuts. Brown cloth with blind stamp decorations. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary gift inscription on half-title, loss to the spine and board edges, cloth faded and worn, thus good only. "Library of Sandford Fleming" stamped on title page. Sandford Fleming, best known for inventing Standard Time. Nº de ref. de la librería 334044
The geological evidence of the antiquity of man with remarks on theories of the origin of species by variation. Second edition revised.
Descripción: London, Murray, 1863, 8vo t.tela orig. pp. XVI-528 (+ 32 di cat. editoriale) con una tav. in antip. e inc. xil. n.t. Nº de ref. de la librería 4-42404
Lyell's complete contributions to The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, being: 1). The Bakerian Lecture: On the Proofs of a Gradual Rising of the Land in Certain Parts of Sweden,
Descripción: [continues] with 2). On the Structure of Lavas Which Have Consolidated on Steep Slopes; With Remarks on the Mode of Origin of Mount Etna, and on the Theory of "Craters of Elevation" disbound extracts from, respectively volume for 1835 vol, 125, pp.1-38; and volume for 1858, vol 148, pp. 703-904. With a total of 5 engraved plates, (these with small and neat embossed unlinked library name), London, [The Royal Society], 1835, 1838. * Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), one of the greatest names in early geology, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1826. By 1827 he had already begun to plan his chief work, The Principles of Geology. The subsidiary title, "An Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface by Reference to Causes now in Operation," gives the keynote of the task to which Lyell devoted his life. The first volume of the Principles of Geology appeared in 1830, and the second in January 1832. Received at first with some opposition, so far as its leading theory was concerned, the work had ultimately a great success, and the two volumes had already reached a second edition in 1833 when the third, dealing with the successive formations of the earth's crust, was added. Between 1830 and 1872 eleven editions of this work were published, each so much enriched with new material and the results of riper thought as to form a complete history of the progress of geology during that interval. The Antiquity of Man, appeared in 1863, and ran through three editions in one year. In this he gave a general survey of the arguments for man's early appearance on the earth, derived from the discoveries of flint implements in post-Pliocene strata in the Somme valley and elsewhere; he discussed also the deposits of the Glacial epoch, and in the same volume he first gave in his adhesion to Darwin's theory of the origin of species. In 1834 he made an excursion to Denmark and Sweden, the result of which was his Bakerian lecture to the Royal Society "On the Proofs of the gradual Rising of Land in certain Parts of Sweden.". Nº de ref. de la librería 22268
Descripción: John Murray, London, 1838. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. 12mo. Pp xix, 543. Hand coloured frontis and figures in the text. Half calf, spine defective. Foxing to endpapers, frontis and title page. Nº de ref. de la librería 06942
Descripción: Murray, London, 1849. 2 vols., 8vo. Orig. cloth, a bit rubbed, spine ends and corners bumped. Inscribed by Lady Walsingham on flyleaves. First edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 37717
A Manual of Elementary Geology: or, the Ancient Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants as illustrated by Geological Monuments.
Descripción: London: John Murray, 1852. Fourth edition, 8vo, (iii-xxxii), 512, 16 advertisement pp, bound without the half title. Frontispiece and 531 illustrations in the text, some mild marginal browning. Modern maroon morocco, spine slightly sunned with a green label. Nº de ref. de la librería 21293
The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man with Remarks on Theories of The Origin of Species by Variation: 3rd Ed.;
Descripción: London John Murray, 1863. HARDBACK, original blind-embossed green cloth with gilt-embossed illus. on front, gilt lettering on spine, frontispiece (= plate 1), pages: xvi, 551, 32 - publisher's adverts., fore-edges uncut but opened, woodcuts 58, plates 2, 140mm x 222mm (5.5" x 8.75"), former owner's name in pencil on verso of frontispiece, head, tail and corners lightly bumped, spine and covers a little faded and used, spotting throughout in varying degrees, soiling to verso of plate i and front end-paper, spotting to plate ii, otherwise a fine copy. 1.1 Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage. Brief Bibliography of Lyell - Baldwin no. 26. Nº de ref. de la librería 11360
The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man with Remarks on Theories of The Origin of Species by Variation: 4th Ed.;
Descripción: London John Murray, 1873. HARDBACK, original blind-embossed green cloth with gilt-embossed illus. on front, gilt lettering on spine, frontispiece (= plate 1), pages: xix, 572, 32 - publisher's adverts., woodcuts 56, plates 2, 140mm x 215mm (5.5" x 8.5"), head, tail and corners bumped and rubbed, small repairs and splits at head and tail, spine and covers faded and a little blotchy, some light marks on rear, former owner's details on half-title, some light spotting to end-papers, otherwise a fine copy. 1.1 Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage. Brief Bibliography of Lyell - Baldwin no. 27. Nº de ref. de la librería 11366
The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man with remarks on theories of the origin of species by variation
Descripción: John Murray, London, 1863. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Second edition, revised. 8vo. xvi; 528 pages. Illustrated. Bookplate. Original green cloth with gilt lettering, central device on the upper cover, neatly rebacked with the spine relaid. The first edition was published in February 1863, the second edition appeared two months later, with a few alterations, corrections and an additional seven page appendix. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería A10260
Descripción: Harper & Brothers & John Murray, New York & London, 1849. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Hardcover. Two Volumes. Brown cloth. Lean to spine. Boards and extremities heavily bumped and rubbed. Spine chipped at head and tail, splitting along edges. Previous owner's name and date written in ink on paste-down endpaper. Endpapers stained and discolored. Foxing throughout. Nº de ref. de la librería 1376
The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man with Remarks on Theories of The Origin of Species by Variation: 4th Ed.;
Descripción: London John Murray, 1873. HARDBACK, original blind-embossed green cloth with gilt-embossed illus. on front, gilt lettering on spine, frontispiece (= plate 1), pages: xix, 572, woodcuts 56, plates 2, 140mm x 215mm (5.5" x 8.5"), corners lightly bumped, spine and covers a little faded with light marks, some light spotting to half-title, otherwise a very fine copy. 1.1 Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage. Brief Bibliography of Lyell - Baldwin no. 27. Nº de ref. de la librería 11365
Principles of Geology; or, the Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants, Considered as Illustrative of Geology.
Descripción: London: John Murray, 1867. Tenth "entirely revised" edition. Two volumes. 8vo. xvi, 671, (1), 32; xvi, 649, (3) pp. Publishers green cloth, gilt lettered to the spines and decorated to the upper boards, endpapers sympathetically renewed, the ownership inscription of the car maker Frederick Henry Royce to the title page of each volume. Frontispiece, 7 plates and 158 illustrations set into the text. Some wear to the extremities, the heads and feet of the spines somewhat bumped and with a few short tears to the cloth, a very good set nonetheless. Nº de ref. de la librería 22126
Principles of Geology Or The Modern Changes Of The Earth And Its Inhabitants. Considered As Illustrative Of Geology.
Descripción: John Murray, London, 1847. Quarter Leather. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Thick 8vo. xvi plus 810pp. with plates, folding maps and woodcuts. Entirely revised . Recent quarter calf binding with marbled boards and endpapers. Gilt ruled and gilt decorated and blind-stamped spine. Gilt title on spine. Minor foxing. Browned edges. A highly attractive copy of the entirely revised seventh edition. Nº de ref. de la librería SCI010
Descripción: London. John Murray, 1865. Octavo 8 1/2 x 6 inches, HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN A CONTEMPORARY FULL CALF GILT WITH A RED LEATHER LETTERING LABEL. Title, xvi, 794 pages, illustrated throughout- a good copy of the sixth enlarged edition in a fine binding. Nº de ref. de la librería 4826
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