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PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, Being an Attempt to: LYELL, Sir Charles.

LYELL, Sir Charles. PRESENTATION SET.

Editorial: London John Murray (1830)

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Descripción: London John Murray, 1830. FIRST EDITION, COMPLETE SET, 3 VOLUMES 1830-1833, PRESENTATION COPIE to "W(illiam) L(onsdale) (geologist see below) from the author" inscribed on half-title of Volume I and "Lieut. Lonsdale from the author" on front endpaper to Volume II (see attached images). The signature on volume 1 is either in a secretaries hand or Lonsdale's, but the signature on Volume two is in Lyell's hand. Mixed set, volume lll from another set and is slightly trimmed. 8vos, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, VOLUME I: engraved frontispiece, 2 maps, 1 folding, 1 half page, 1 half page engraved view and 33 text illustrations; VOLUME II: hand coloured aquatint frontispiece, folding hand coloured map, 8 text illustrations; VOLUME III: Hand coloured frontispiece, 4 engraved plates, coloured map, 88 text illustrations, pages: Volume I, xvi, [1]-511 including index plus 17 page Murray catalogue dated June 1830; Volume II, xii, [1]-330, including index plus 16 page catalogue dated December 1831, Volume III, xxxi plus Errata, [1]-398, [1]-110 -Appendix, Glossary and Index, last page publisher's adverts, half-title in Volume I, not called for in Volume II, Volume III lacks half-title. Handsomely bound in modern green full morocco, single gilt ruled border with inset blind stamped border, gilt raised bands to spines, 5 gilt framed compartments with gilt motif, gilt lettering, new endpapers. Frontispiece in Volume I lightly spotted, plate 3 with 2 images lightly browned and slighly foxed, light offsetting on page 1 from folding map in Volume II, Volume III, frontispiece has fox spot to 1 margin, plate and maps have pale foxing, very occasional small pale mark to margins in both volumes, otherwise very good clean tight set. This work has been called the most important scientific book ever. A stunning claim, but certainly Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology, published in 1830, shook prevailing views of how Earth had been formed. His book was an attack on the common belief among geologists and other Christians that unique catastrophes or supernatural events -- such as Noah's flood -- shaped Earth's surface. Lyell argued that the formation of Earth's crust took place through countless smaller changes occurring over long periods of time, all according to known natural laws. His proposal was that the forces shaping the planet have operated continuously throughout its history. He also wrongly assumed that these causes must have acted only with the same intensities now observed, which would rule out asteroid impacts and the like. Darwin read Lyell's landmark text while on the Voyage of the Beagle, and was much inspired by it. His own experiences during the voyage backed up Lyell's theories of how the shifting crust of the Earth was one of these long-acting, gradual, shaping forces. See Printing and the Mind of Man, page 208, Chapter on The Theory of Evolution, No. 344. William Lonsdale (1794-1871) became a serious geologist and palaeontologist after a career in the army which ended in 1829. He wrote several papers on fossiles and won the Wollaston medal in 1846 for his research on the various kinds of fossil corals. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Nº de ref. de la librería 21390

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Principles of Geology, being an attempt to: LYELL, Charles.

LYELL, Charles.

Editorial: London John Murray -1833 (1830)

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Descripción: London John Murray -1833, 1830. First edition. 3 volumes, 8vo., 3 frontispiece (2 hand-coloured), 2 hand-coloured maps (1 folding), 1 uncoloured folding map, 5 uncoloured plates (foxed), illustrations in text, modern half calf gilt, red morocco labels. "A classic by the "father of modern geology", presenting the doctrine of uniformitarianism, namely, that the processes of the past must be judged by those of the present. This was important in the development of the Darwinian theory of evolution." (Grolier). Lyell (1797–1875), although he trained as a lawyer and was called to the Bar, always had a keen interest in geology and had attended lectures by William Buckland. "The first volume of Lyell's Principles of Geology was published by Murray in July 1830. Its ambitions were clear from the title— Principles still recalled Isaac Newton's Principia—and the subtitle stated clearly that it was 'an attempt to explain the former changes of the earth's surface, by reference to causes now in operation'. Surprisingly for a work on geology, the volume was devoted not to the remote past but wholly to the present world. Lyell gave a systematic description of modern causes such as volcanoes and earthquakes, sedimentation and erosion, culled from a wide range of sources, including many accounts of voyages and expeditions to remote parts of the globe; however, his main source was the great compilation of the physical and topographical changes recorded within human history, published in 1822–4 by Karl von Hoff (1771–1837) He used Hoff's data to illustrate his own view of the earth as a system of balanced antagonistic processes: erosion balanced by sedimentation, for example, and crustal elevation by crustal subsidence. A preliminary section of the book presented a 'grand new theory of climate' (Lyell, Life, 1.261), which interpreted long-term climatic changes as the products of an ever-changing physical geography: this neatly undercut what Lyell himself had earlier regarded as conclusive evidence for a slowly cooling earth. The second volume of the Principles appeared in 1832; it dealt with modern causes in the organic realm, and particularly with the relation between organisms and their environments. Lyell rejected Lamarck's theory of the incessant mutability of species, arguing instead that they were real stable entities, and that they appeared and became extinct in a piecemeal manner in time and space. Extinctions were attributed not to sudden catastrophes but to gradual changes in the environment, as expounded in the first volume; the origins of species were attributed implicitly to some equally natural process as yet unknown. Lyell's concept of the stability of individual species validated his timescale for the Tertiary era, which formed a cornerstone of the third and culminating volume of the Principles (1833). His review of modern causes, both inorganic and organic, had merely provided the 'alphabet and grammar' of geology (Principles of Geology, 3.7); they were the means by which nature's historical records could be deciphered, in order to reconstruct the course of earth history." (ODNB). Charles Darwin read the Principles whilst aboard the Beagle. The work influenced Darwin so deeply that Darwin envisioned evolution as a sort of biological uniformitarianism. Evolution took place from one generation to the next before our very eyes, he argued, but it worked too slowly for us to perceive. The work is scarce. Only 1500 copies of the first edition were printed. Challinor 125; Grolier, 100 Books Famous in Science, 70; Norman 1398. Nº de ref. de la librería 93657

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Principles of Geology, Being an Attempt to: LYELL, Charles
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Descripción: London: John Murray, 1830. First edition. Three volumes. 8vo. Recent period style speckled dark calf, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered green and red labels, all edges speckled red, the old armorial bookplates of George Fortescue Wilbraham to the front pastedowns. Frontispieces to each volume including two handcoloured aquatints, 3 maps, two of which are coloured, and 5 plates plus 133 illustrations in the text. Some foxing to the plates slightly affecting the adjacent leaves, otherwise a clean and attractive set. A classic of 19th century thought and of the young science of Geology. The work was an enormous influence on Darwin, who took volume I on the Beagle and received the second volume whilst in South America. He later wrote to a friend "I always feel as if my books came half out of Lyell's brain". ".Lyell probably accomplished more in the advancement of geological knowledge than any other one man. The world wide influence of his treatises and textbooks definitely established the principles of uniformitarianism" (Mather and Mason). PMM, 344. Donovan, pp. 87-89. Nº de ref. de la librería 29226

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The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography: Adams, Henry; Henry

Adams, Henry; Henry Cabot Lodge; James K. Polk; Louisa Catherine Adams; Joshua Johnson; John Quincy Adams II; Charles Francis Adams; Horace Mann; Charles Francis Adams, Jr.; Caleb Cushing; Louis Agassiz; Charles Dickens; Clarence King; Giuseppe Garibaldi; Henry Winter Davis; Richard Hildreth; Horace Gray; Richard Monckton Milnes; William M. Evarts; Lord Lyons; James Mason; George Grote; Samuel Wilberforce; George Canning; Francis Barlow; William Cullen Bryant; Hugh McCulloch; Samuel Gray Ward; Roscoe Conkling; Adam Badeau; Hamilton Fish; James G. Blaine; S. Cox; Frederick Frelinghuysen; Wayne MacVeagh; John Sherman; Edwin L. Godkin; Whitelaw Reid; William Tecumseh Sherman; Sir Char Charles Lyell; John Quincy Adams

Editorial: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company (1918)

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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 - Inserted within the text are approximately 80 portrait engravings and 50 documents signed by Henry Adams’s circle of associates, including: (page i) Henry Adams, 4-page autograph letter signed (ALS) to C.W. Ernst, April 24, 1894, critiquing HA’s “History of the United States”; (viii) Henry Cabot Lodge (HA’s close friend), affixed signature; (5) James K. Polk, 1-page document signed; August 7, 1845, regarding a land transaction; (10) Louisa Catherine Adams (HA’s grandmother), 1-page ALS, July 8, 1845, regarding a fire at the Adams’ home; (19) Joshua Johnson (HA’s great-grandfather), 3-page document signed, July 1, 1799, regarding a dispute between neighbors; (20) William P. Hunt (JQA’s pastor), 1-page ALS to N. Hale, May 9, 1842, regarding a possible story publication; (22) John Quincy Adams II (HA’s brother), 1-page ALS to President Andrew Johnson, November 2, 1867, requesting assistance for a friend; (26) Charles Francis Adams (HA’s father), 1-page ALS to R. B. Clark, July 10, 1856, demanding payment for services rendered; (34) Horace Mann (HA’s “hero”), 21-page ALS to G. B. Upton, December 20, 1844, regarding a visit to a school; (41) Charles Francis Adams, Jr. (HA’s brother), 2-page ALS, no date (nd), declining a speaking engagement; (50) Caleb Cushing (CFA’s diplomatic colleague), 1-page ALS, nd, regarding a lecture; (60) Louis Agassiz (HA’s Harvard teacher), 1-page ALS to Franklin B. Sanborn, nd, requesting assistance; (72) Charles Dickens (English novelist whom HA admired), 1-page document signed, June 12, 1866, check; (86) Clarence King (HA’s close friend), 1-page ALS, nd, defending a friend against slanderous charges; (90) Giuseppe Garibaldi (HA’s “hero”), 1-page ALS to George N. Sanders, April 11, 1854, regarding the destiny of Italy and his role; (100) Henry Winter Davis (CFA’s political colleague), 1 ½ page ALS, nd, regarding his home, along with a sketch of his garden; (104) Richard Hildreth (CFA’s colleague), 1 ½ page ALS to his publisher, March 9, 1855, regarding his “History of the United States”; (108) Horace Gray (HA’s law mentor), 1-page ALS, nd, accepting a dinner invitation; (124) Richard Monckton Milnes (HA’s English political friend), 1-page ALS, nd, regarding poetry; (136) Benjamin F. Butler (Massachusetts politician disliked by the Adams family), 1-page TLS to O. D. Barrett, August 12, 1887, regarding a weekend visit; (148) William M. Evarts, (secretary of state and HA’s friend), 2-page ALS, April 11, 1862, discussing a recent court case; (158) Lord Lyons (British minister to US and CFA’s colleague), 3-page ALS to J. Carlisle, March 1961, regarding patents and citizenship; (164) Benjamin F. Butler (Massachusetts politician), 1-page ALS to O. D. Barrett, January 24, 1884, regarding litigation of a paving company; (184) James Mason (Confederate “Trent” commissioner; CFA’s adversary), 1-page ALS, August 29, 1848, regarding a financial settlement; (192) George Grote (Classical historian whom HA admired), 1-page ALS, August 6, 1831, regarding life insurance; (200) Samuel Wilberforce (English bishop with whom HA socialized), 2-page ALS, October 25, 1845, regarding sales of his “History of the Protestant Episcopal Church”; (206) George Canning (British statesman included in HA’s “History of the United States”), 2-page ALS; January 6, 1853, regarding a misunderstanding; (210) Francis Barlow (Lawyer-politician in HA’s circle), 2-page ALS, nd, regarding a book; (214) Thomas Woolner (HA’s English sculptor friend), 1-page ALS to William Gladstone, June 4, 1864, regarding a statue at his studio; (244) (Continued at # ABE-12664270773.). Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-9146161493

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24-volume set of The African Collection |: Sir Samuel White

Sir Samuel White Baker, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles J. Andersson, W.D.M. Bell, Abel Chapman, William Finaughty, Jim Casada, F. R. N. Findlay, Edouard Foa, Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, William Cornwallis Harris, Denis D. Lyell, John Guille Millais, Arthur Neumann, John H. Patterson, Count Josef Potocki, Frederick Courtney Selous, James Sutherland, John Willoughby, Frederick Vaughn Kirby, W.D.M. Bell, W.H. Powell-Cotto

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Descripción: Briar Patch Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 24 of 24 volumes of African hunting books, the African Collection, published by Briar Patch Press. All with slipcases, but 3. Bound in premium leather (much nicer than the leather used for the trade editions). The deluxe edition is limited to only 500 copies. See below for the numbers of the volumes. Some of these books have signs of wear and/or tarnished gilt (see photos). I wish to be very conservative with my listing description. Some of the books are in very good condition, some are in near fine or fine condition. 1) Charles J. Andersson, Lake Ngami. 545 pages. Illustrated, index, folding map. Lengthy Foreword by Dorothy Middleton. 1988 #222/500 2) Sir Samuel White Baker, The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia. xxxvi, 606 pages. Illustrated. New Introduction by Jim Casada. 1987 #239/500 3) Sir Samuel White Baker, Wild Beasts and Their Ways. 455 pages. Illustrated. New Introduction by Jim Casada. 1987 #222/500 4) Abel Chapman, On Safari. 336 pages. Illustrated. Foreword by Mary Zeiss Stange. 1988. #222/500 5) The Recollections of William Finaughty, Elephant Hunter, 1864-1875. xxviii, 272 pages. Illustrated by noted artist W. R. Leigh. New Foreword by Paul Rundell. The original book was done in an edition of only 250 copies. 1987. #239/500 6) F. R. N. Findlay, Big Game Shooting and Travel in Southeast Africa. 313 Pages Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. #175/500 7) Edouard Foa, After Big Game in Central Africa. 326 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1987. #77/500 8) Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, A Hunter’s Life in S. Africa. 1987. 352 pages. New Introduction by Gary Clendennen. #222/500 9) William Cornwallis Harris, The Wild Sports of Southern Africa. 359 pages. New Foreword by Tom Ofcansky. 1987. #222/500 10)Denis D. Lyell, The Hun ting & Spoor of Central African Game. 225 pages Lengthy Foreword by John MacKenzie. 1987. #239/500 11) John Guille Millais, A Breath from the Veldt. 345 pages. New Introduction by Frank R. Bradlow. Book in its original folio size. A gem, with the artwork by Millais being truly striking. #77/500 12) Arthur Neumann, Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa. 320 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1987. #136/500 13) J. H. Patterson, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo. 351 pages. Introduction by Tom Ofcansky, Foreword by F. C. Selous. #239/500 14) A. Blayney Percival, A Game Ranger’s Notebook. 409 pages. New Introduction by John Mackenzie. 1987. #222/500 15) Count Josef Potocki, Sport in Somaliland.136 pages. Folding map. New Foreword by F. Phillips Williamson. Full folio size of original. 1988. #222/500 16) Theodore Roosevelt, African Game Trails.559 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by John Fair. 1987. #2175/500 17) Frederick Courtney Selous, African Nature Notes and Reminiscences. 348 pages. Illustrated. Introduction by Jim Casada, Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. #77/500 18) Frederick Courtney Selous, A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa.455 pages. Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1986. #222/500 19) James Sutherland, The Adventures of an Elephant Hunter.320 pages. Illustrated. Introduction by Jim Casada. #265/500 20) John Willoughby, East Africa and Its Big Game.303 pages. Illustrated, index. Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. #175/500 21) F. Vaughn Kirby, In Haunts of Wild Game #___/500 22) Denis D. Lyell, Memories of an African Hunter #___/500 THE ******** NEXT 2 BOOKS ARE NOT THE DELUXE EDITION, NOR DO THEY HAVE A NUMBER 23) W. D. M. Bell, The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter. 188 pages. Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Thomas Altherr. 1987. 24) W. H. Powell-Cotton, A Sporting Trip Through Abyssinia. 521 pages. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. Also included in this lot is a 1st edition cop of Bartle Bull's SAFARI, all about big-game hunters from William Cornwallis Harris up to the last of the 20th century. ************ postage will cost $75 (not $5.50) for this heavy set of books. Nº de ref. de la librería 011

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Lyell, Charles

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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

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24-volume set of The African Collection |: Sir Samuel White
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Descripción: Briar Patch Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. The Trade Editions. NO OTHER COMPLETE SET OF THESE TRADE EDITIONS IS FOR SALE ANYWHERE ELSE. A few of these books have signs of slight wear. I wish to be very conservative with my listing description. Most of the books are in Near Fine or better condition. |||| Charles J. Andersson, Lake Ngami. xl, 545 pages. Illustrated, index, folding map. Lengthy Foreword by Dorothy Middleton. 1988. Sir Samuel White Baker, The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia. xxxvi, 606 pages. Illustrated. New Introduction by Jim Casada. 1987. Sir Samuel White Baker, Wild Beasts and Their Ways. xxxii, 455 pages. Illustrated. New Introduction by Jim Casada. 1987. W. D. M. Bell, The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter. xxviii, 188 pages. Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Thomas Altherr. 1987. Abel Chapman, On Safari. xxxiv, 336 pages. Illustrated. Foreword by Mary Zeiss Stange. 1988. William Finaughty, The Recollections of William Finaughty, Elephant Hunter, 1864-1875. xxviii, 272 pages. Illustrated by noted artist W. R. Leigh, author of Frontier Enchantment. New Foreword by Paul Rundell. The original of this book was done in an edition of only 250 copies. 1987. F. R. N. Findlay, Big Game Shooting and Travel in Southeast Africa. xxviii, 313 Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. Edouard Foa, After Big Game in Central Africa. xxxiv, 326 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1987. Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, A Hunter’s Life in S. Africa. 1987. xxvi, 352 pages. New Introduction by Gary Clendennen. William Cornwallis Harris, The Wild Sports of Southern Africa. xxxii , 359 pages. New Foreword by Tom Ofcansky. 1987. F. Vaughn Kirby, In Haunts of Wild Game. xviii, 567 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1989. Denis D. Lyell, The Hunting & Spoor of Central African Game. Xxxvi, 225 Lengthy Foreword by John MacKenzie. 1987. Denis D. Lyell, Memories of an African Hunter. xxx, 268 pages. Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. John Guille Millais, A Breath from the Veldt. xxviii, 345 pages. New Introduction by Frank R. Bradlow. Book in its original folio size. A gem, with the artwork by Millais being truly striking. Arthur Neumann, Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa. xxxvi, 320 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1987. J. H. Patterson, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo. xlii, 351 pages. Introduction by Tom Ofcansky, Foreword by Frederick C. Selous. A. B. Percival, A Game Ranger’s Notebook. [xxvi], 409 pages. New Introduction by John Mackenzie. 1987. Count Josef Potocki, Sport in Somaliland. xx, 136 pages. Folding map. New Foreword by F. Phillips Williamson. Full folio size of original. 1988. W. H. Powell-Cotton, A Sporting Trip Through Abyssinia. xxxvi, 521 pages. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. Theodore Roosevelt, African Game Trails. xl, 559 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by John Fair. 1987. Frederick Courtney Selous, African Nature Notes and Reminiscences. xxxviii, 348 pages. Illustrated. Introduction by Jim Casada, Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. Frederick Courtney Selous, A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa. xxxii, 455 pages. Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1986. James Sutherland, The Adventures of an Elephant Hunter. xxxvi, 320 pages. Illustrated. Introduction by Jim Casada. John Willoughby, East Africa and Its Big Game. xxviii, 303 pages. Illustrated, index. Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. ************ postage will cost $60 (not $5.50) for this heavy set of books. Nº de ref. de la librería 065

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Lyell, Charles, British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day (1797-1875).

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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

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TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA; With Geological Observations: Lyell Charles, ESQ.

Lyell Charles, ESQ. F.R.S

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Descripción: London John Murray 1845, 1845. 2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with an impressive folding hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece of Niagara Falls and the adjoining countryside showing the rock strata in colours in Vol. I; large folding coloured geological map of the U.S. and Canada in Vol. II and five additional plates, three of which are folding and one coloured, and additional illustrations within the text. 8vo, in the publisher's original green cloth impressed with a botanical pattern in blind on all covers, the spines blind decorated and lettered in gilt. xiii, (1), 316; viii, 272 pp. An extremely fresh and bright set, a fine set, the cloth with no wear or fading, the text appearing generally as pristine and extremely clean, a little mellowing to the endpapers and title-page only. UNUSUALLY FINE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT EARLY WORK ON AMERICAN GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY. Lyell was an eminent British geologist whose work was especially important at this time because it had just been discovered that "a correct appreciation of the principles of geology became essential to the zoologist who would understand the relations between existing genera and species. It was felt that the physical changes in past times accounted in some way for the changes among organisms. The work of Lyell, and others led to the establishment of the science of paleontology and supported the biological studies by Darwin and A. Russel Wallace. This work is the product of scientific investigations throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Ohio, and Nova Scotia. Along with his important geological, work these volumes contain his impartial observations on the American education system, economy, and even slavery and race relations. Nº de ref. de la librería 28026

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THE GEOLOGICAL EVIDENCES OF THE ANTIQUITY OF: LYELL, Sir Charles
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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

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LYELL, SIR CHARLES (1797-1875). Geologist.

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Descripción: 53 Harley St. London 9th June, 1860. 2-sides 8vo; traces of mounting on left hand margin. He writes: "I am much obliged to you for the corrigenda at pp. 54 & 178 both of which already attended to.I mean to give 2 months of the vacation in Germany to the finishing of this edition & shall start the first week of next month.I was sorry you had left home as we had Herschell, De la Rive and several other scientific men here.I trust that the investigation of the Bovey coal will lead to an original paper on that formation by you". Nº de ref. de la librería 15306

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Principles of geology: being an inquiry how: Lyell, Charles

Lyell, Charles

Editorial: John Murray (1835)

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Descripción: John Murray, 1835. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 4th Edition. London, 12mo, four volumes: [xviii, [2], 406 p., frontispiece and 2 plates (1 colored); [4], 465 p., 4 p. publisher's ads, and 4 plates; [4], 455 p. and 3 plates (1 colored); [4], 456 p. and 6 plates (2 colored); plus 164 text woodcuts]. Half-titles in volumes 2, 3 and 4, as called for. ***CONTENT: Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), a Scottish-born naturalist, was the foremost geologist of his day. He was an astute field observer and theorist, and a prolific author. He stands second only to James Hutton in establishing and advancing 'modern' geological understandings. Lyell's most important book, "Principles of Geology", popularized Hutton's concept of uniformitarianism - the idea that the Earth was formed and sculpted by slow, steady forces acting over a long period of time, rather than by sudden, cataclysmic events, such as the Biblical flood. The central argument in "Principles" is that the 'present is the key to the past' - features seen in rocks can be explained by comparison to geologic processes still in operation. Lyell's view that geologic change was due to the steady accumulation of minute changes over enormously long spans of time strongly influenced the young Charles Darwin, particularly in his thinking about the biological processes of evolution. If the Earth's surface constantly changes (which it does), it stands to reason that species must either adapt to those changes or perish. These volumes eloquently explain geologic processes: volcanoes, earthquakes, glaciation, mountain-building, erosion, deposition, rivers, floods, tides, coral reefs, fossil formation, extinction, etc. in accord with the concept of a very old Earth. "Principles" went through 12 editions during Lyell's lifetime; he used each edition to incorporate additional information, rearrange existing material, and revisit old conclusions in light of new evidence. For his contributions to science, Lyell was knighted in 1848. ***CONDITION: This is a VG set, entirely complete and bound in the original cloth with the original printed-paper title labels on the backstrips. The covers are sound but lightly rubbed at the extremities; backstrips sunned and worn at the head and foot, title labels rubbed but still largely legible. Joints and hinges quite solid, bindings very firm. The text pages are typically fresh, clean and bright; a few plates show light foxing but the hand-colored plates are clean and bright. Old inked signatures on the front endpapers, but no external ownership markings. A very nice set of a rare treatise in the original state. BMNH 1199. Ward and Carozzi 1409. International shipping will be extra, but only at my cost. Nº de ref. de la librería OG5156

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Principles of geology : being an inquiry: LYELL, Charles
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Descripción: John Murray, 1834. Couverture rigide. Estado de conservación: Assez bon. 3ème Édition. Principles of geology : being an inquiry how far the former changes of the earth's surface are referable to causes now in operation, vol. 1-2-3-4 (complete set), third british edition / LYELL, Charles esq. F.R.S., London : John Murray, 1834, frontis, [xxxii], 420, [ii], 453, [ii], 426, [ii], 393 pages, ill., plates and folded maps (some in color). Errata et addenda. Glossary (18 pages). Index (50 pages). Hard cover. Contents : -vol. 1 : Historical sketch of the progress of geology; Theorical errors which have retarded the progress of geology; etc. -vol. 2 : Rivers floods; Tides and currents; Etna, its modern lavas; Earthquakes; Causes of earthquakes; etc. -vol. 3 : Geographical distribution of species; Changes of the organic world now in progress; How plants and animals become fossilin peat, blown sand, and volcanic matter; etc. -vol. 4 : Newer Pliocene formation; Miocene formations, marine; Eocene formations, freshwater; On the stratified rocks called Primary; etc. Condition : Good. Inside books are mostly very good, some foxing. Worst pages are frontis and title page of volume 1 (heavy waterstained). All plates and maps are present (see : Directions to binder), tears and foxing. NOTE : Heavy weight (Overcharged shipping). Surcharge pour le transport pour ce colis de plus de 1 kg. Nº de ref. de la librería 002201

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Autograph letter signed to Mr. Lloyd(?): Lyell, Charles

Lyell, Charles

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Descripción: 1850. Lyell, Charles (1797-1875). Autograph letter signed to Mr. Lloyd [i.e., F. Lloyds(?)]. 2pp. on one sheet. N.p., n.d. [1850 or after]. 180 x 111 mm. Margins of letter trimmed with small piece cut from upper corner (not affecting text), light soiling, but very good. In the 1850s Lyell, who had become famous for his groundbreaking Principles of Geology (1830-32), gave several lectures on geology at the Royal Institution. In the letter we are offering, Lyell writes about his need for a scene-painter to illustrate one of his lectures: "Mr. Gordon of the Princesses Theatre was recommended to me by Mr. Kean when I wanted a drawing done on a large scale in scene-painting style for a lecture which I gave at the Royal Institution. He executed the task very well & expeditiously. "I called at the Princesses Theatre this morning & found that Mr. Gordon is gone to Birmingham for a month-whereas I require some one's assistance without delay. It is not a laborious undertaking & I write to know whether you have any time at your disposal & whether if so you could do me the favour of calling here tomorrow or Monday . . ." Lyell here refers to the Shakespearean actor Charles Kean (1811-68), who had taken over the management of the Princess's Theatre in 1850. W. Gordon and F. Lloyds are both listed as scene-painters in Kean's 1857 edition of The Tempest; it is likely that Lyell was writing to the latter, but erroneously remembered his name as "Lloyd." Lyell, Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart., vol. 2 (1881), p. 152. Nº de ref. de la librería 43398

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The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of: LYELL, Sir Charles.

LYELL, Sir Charles.

Editorial: London: John Murray, 1863 (1863)

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Descripción: London: John Murray, 1863, 1863. Octavo (214 × 138 mm). Near-contemporary green half calf, marbled sides, red speckled edges, orange endpapers. Faint inscription to verso of half-title. Spine faded, tips slightly worn, spot of wear to front hinge, a little scuffing to boards, evidence of bookplate removal to front pastedown, occasional light foxing to contents; a very good copy. Woodcut frontispiece, one plate, woodcut illustrations to text. First edition. The book ran to three editions in the year it first appeared. In it, Lyell synthesised the evidence for the earliest humans in Europe and North America. "Lyell's book was unique among contemporary scientific works in the geographic and disciplinary breadth of its synthesis . he unified data from many areas under a single hypothesis [and] also reached beyond the intellectual frontiers of geology, drawing connections between the geological evidence for human antiquity and the data collected by archaeologists, anatomists and linguists". Riper, Men Among the Mammoths, 1993. Nº de ref. de la librería 117892

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Descripción: J.-B. BAILLIERE ET FILS, 1870. Couverture rigide. Estado de conservación: Moyen. R240072828: 592 + 372 + 64 pages - illustration en noir et blanc sous serpente en frontispice - annotation sur la page de titre - ouvrage illustré de nombreuses figures en noir et blanc - mouillures en pied de page à l'intérieur de tout l'ouvrage sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - mouillures sur le 2ème plat - titre + auteur + filet + éditeur dorés sur le dos - étiquette collée sur le 1er contre plat - 5 photos disponibles. Traduit avec le consentement et le concours de l'auteur par Mr M.Chaper - 2e édition revue et annotée et augmentée d'un précis de paléontologie humaine par E.-T. Hamy. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. 2ème plat abîmé. Coiffe en pied abîmée. Fortes mouillures Classification Dewey : 560-Paléontologie. Paléozoologie. Nº de ref. de la librería R240072828

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Elements of Geology.: LYELL, Charles.

LYELL, Charles.

Editorial: London: John Murray, 1838 (1838)

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Descripción: London: John Murray, 1838, 1838. Octavo (185 × 104 mm). Near-contemporary half calf, rebacked, green morocco label to spine lettered gilt, marbled sides, edges sprinkled red. Ownership signature to front pastedown. Tips and board edges worn, boards lightly scuffed, internally clean. A very good copy. First edition of the companion volume to Lyell's pioneering work, Principles of Geology (1830–1833). "Originally intended as a supplement to the Principles, this formed an independent practical guide to the science of geology" (Summerhayes, p. 12). Summerhayes, Earth's Climate Evolution. Nº de ref. de la librería 117955

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PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY. Being an enquiry how: LYELL. CHARLES.
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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, [1], 4pp publishers ads. Volume 3. - iv, 455pp, [1], volume 4. - iv, 456pp. Original publishers grey paper covered boards with printed paper labels. Two of the hinges are split 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

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Lyell, Charles

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Descripción: Wiley and Putnam, New York, 1845. Hardcover. First US Edition. In two volumes. vii, 251pp; vi, 231pp. Recent half leather over marbled boards, spines stamped in gold. Hand-colored foldout bird's eye view of the Niagara Falls, hand-colored foldout map of the Niagara district, two foldout plates, and several in-text illustrations in volume 1; hand-colored foldout map, one foldout plate, several in-text illustrations in volume 2. Text block with foxing along the edges, one of the maps partially split at folds, previous owners' names on the title page. A very good+ set. Howes L563. Sabin 42761.; Octavo. Nº de ref. de la librería 267

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The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of: LYELL, Sir Charles

LYELL, Sir Charles (1797-1875)

Editorial: John Murray, Albemarle Street, London (1863)

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Descripción: John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1863. Decorative Cloth. Estado de conservación: Near Fine+. Early Reprint. Thick 8vo: xvi,528pp, with two full-page wood-engraved plates and 58 figures in the text. Original green heavily embossed, pebble-grained cloth, upper cover with two gilt fossil vignettes, spine lettered in gilt, marbled end papers renewed with period examples. Near Fine or better, pages clean and fresh (barring mild foxing of first and final few leaves), binding tight and square (after expert and almost imperceptible restoration). A handsome, collectible copy. Norman 1400. Garrison-Morton 204.1. Freeman (British Natural History Books) 2369. Second Edition. Revised. First published in 1863, Antiquity of Man went through three editions that year, with a fourth and final edition appearing in 1873. Our copy appeared in April, 1863 (two months after the first edition), with alterations, corrections, and a new seven-page appendix. The book dealt with two linked scientific issues that rose to prominence in the preceding decade: the age of the human race and Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Geologists had finally established that "early humans lived alongside the mammoths and other extinct mammals of the glacial period, known by this time by Lyell's name, 'Pleistocene' (formerly his 'Newer' Pliocene). This locked the human species firmly into earth history, by extending human history far beyond the reach of textual records into a prehistory recorded only in fossil bones and stone artefacts. The bulk of Lyell's book was devoted to a rather derivative account of this research. . . [In addition, after publication of Darwin's Origin of Species] Lyell had to alter his entire perspective on the history of life, finally conceding that successively higher forms of life had been formed in the course of time. He even allowed that the human species was no exception, at least in its physical aspects; but he remained sceptical about the adequacy of Darwin's theory to account for the origin of the mental and moral aspects that were most distinctively human." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería BB1415

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Elements of Geology: 1st Ed.;: Lyell, Charles.

Lyell, Charles.

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Descripción: John Murray, London, John Murray, 1838., 1838. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. HARDBACK half-calf with marbled boards raised bands gilt rules and lettering on spine coloured frontispiece pages: xix [i] 543 all edges speckled woodcuts 294 100mm x 179mm (4 x 7") former owner's details on front free end-paper some very light spots on front end-paper frontispiece and last index pages some occasional light pencilled marginal annotations otherwise fine clean and bright. Brief Bibliography of Lyell - Baldwin no. 13. Nº de ref. de la librería 14415

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Charles Lyell.

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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

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Principles of Geology; Or, The Modern Changes: LYELL, Charles.
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Descripción: John Murray, London, 1850. Eighth and Entirely Revised Edition. Tall thick 8vo., orig. green cloth with a pictorial gilt decoration on the upper cover, xvi, 811, 16pp. ads. With plates and maps (some folding). Bookplate, hole in the front free e/paper, one plate is stained but o/w this is a fine unworn copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 31084

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Principles of Geology : Being an Inquiry: Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

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Descripción: James Kay, Jun. & Brother | John I. Kay & Co., Philadelphia - Pittsburgh, 1837. Hardcover. First Edition (American). Octavos. Bound in recent cloth covered boards with red labels, gold decoration, and titling of the spines. 15 plates of which 4 are fold-out and 2 hand colored. Engraved frontispiece and numerous other miniatures. Very Good. Shows light scattered foxing throughout, very light damp-staining of the rightmost corner of the first several dozen pages of Vol. I (never obscuring text), centered stain on p. 303 which has affected several pages on either side including the plate of p. 304 (though never obscuring text or image), otherwise the bindings are strong and tight with recent endpapers and headbands, the text, plates, and engravings are complete, clean, and unmarked save for those mentioned, and the boards are Fine being bright, colorful, and distinct. The seminal work of Geology in its First North American Edition, as pictured. Nº de ref. de la librería [O]N176

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Principles of geology : being an inquiry: LYELL, Charles

LYELL, Charles

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Descripción: James Kay, Jun. & Brother / John I. Kay, 1837. Couverture rigide. Estado de conservación: Bon. Edition originale. Principles of geology : being an inquiry how far the former changes of the earth's surface are referable to causes now in operation, vol. I and vol 2 (complete set), first American, from the fifth and last London edition / LYELL, Charles esq. F.R.S., Philadelphia: James Kay, Jun. & Brother, Pittsburgh: John I. Kay, 1837, frontis, 546, 553 pages, ill., folded maps. Glossary (18 pages). Index (40 pages). Hard cover. Contents of vol 1 : Rivers floods; Tides and currents; Historical sketch of the progress of geology; Etna, its modern lavas; Earthquakes; Causes of earthquakes; Changes of the organic world now in progress; etc. Contents of vol. 2 : Geographical distribution of species; Changes in the animate world, which tend to the extinction of species; Imbedding of organic remains in the deposits of seas and lakes; Formation of coral reefs; Newer pliocene formations Sicily; Secondary formations; etc. Condition : Good ex-library. NOTE : Heavy weight (Overcharged shipping). Surcharge pour le transport pour ce colis de plus de 1 kg. Nº de ref. de la librería 002200

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1871 EXQUISITE Charles Lyell Geology EVOLUTION Darwin: LYELL, Charles

LYELL, Charles

Editorial: London : J. Murray, 1871. (1871)

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Descripción: London : J. Murray, 1871., 1871. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1871 EXQUISITE Charles Lyell Geology EVOLUTION Darwin Fossils + Provenance “Amidst the vicissitudes of the earth's surface, species cannot be immortal, but must perish, one after another, like the individuals which compose them. There is no possibility of escaping from this conclusion.” Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology Charles Lyell was the most important geologist during the 19th-century. He is most-remembered for his work ‘Principles of Geology’ which popularized uniformitarianism concepts. He helped explain earthquakes and volcanoes through means that had yet to be considered. This book is known to have been a major influence on Charles Darwin and his theories and was notable for being the first book to use the term ‘evolution’ in context of biology. This Murray edition of Lyell’s landmark work is filled with over 600 detailed wood engravings and is beautifully bound in decorative leather. Item number: #1286 Price: $599 LYELL, Charles The student's elements of geology London : J. Murray, 1871. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xx], 624 o Illustrated with over 600 wood engravings • Binding: Fine leather; tight & secure • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Sir David Salomons, Bart. o Sir David Salomons, 1st Baronet (22 November 1797 – 18 July 1873) was a leading figure in the 19th century struggle for Jewish emancipation in the United Kingdom. He was the first Jewish Sheriff of the City of London and Lord Mayor of London. o In 1851, he stood as a Liberal candidate at a by-election in the Greenwich constituency, and on 28 June he was elected as one of the constituency's two Members of Parliament (MPs). o He was not permitted to serve in the House of Commons, because he had not taken the oath of abjuration in the form established by Parliament. However, he did not withdraw quietly: instead he took the oath, but omitted the Christian phrases, and took his seat on the government benches. o He was asked to withdraw, and did so on the second request, but he returned three days later, on 21 July 1851. In the debate that followed, Salomons defended his presence on grounds of having been elected by a large majority, but was eventually removed by the Sergeant-at-Arms, and fined £500 for having voted illegally in three divisions of the House. o When the law was eventually changed in 1858, Lionel de Rothschild became the first Jewish MP to legally take his seat, having been elected in 1857. In the 1859 general election, David Salomons was re-elected for Greenwich and served as the constituency's MP until his death in 1873. o His country house Broomhill north of Tunbridge Wells is now preserved as the Salomons Museum. • Language: English • Size: ~7in X 5in (18cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1286 Photos available upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1503153964798

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Travels in North America, Canada, and Nova: Lyell, Sir Charles

Lyell, Sir Charles

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Descripción: Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. London: Murray, 1855. Second edition, in two volumes (pp. xiii, 316; viii, 272, index). Octavo (20 cm) in green publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and decorations to spine, decorations in blind. Folding colour frontispiece (Bird’s Eye View of Niagara), map of Niagara, folding view of Niagara Falls, folding Fossil Mammalian Remains (clumsily repaired); frontispiece (folding colour geological map), view of coal seams in Pennsylvania, folding view footprints of birds on Bay of Fundy. Lyell’s journal of his travels in eastern North America written for the general public, with remarks certainly on geological matters but also, for example, on the nomenclature of places-- traveling out of Albany, Lyell was bemused to find himself visiting Syracuse, Utica, Rome, and Parma; breakfasting at St. Helena and dining at Elba before returning to Albany via Troy. Traveling through the Carolinas, Lyell remarked on the condition of slaves (It didn’t seem to worry him much, as he was wont to think of them as simple and childlike), and upon reaching Philadelphia one of several periodic financial disasters caught his attention. Quite good folding colour maps and additional illustrations in the text. With the bookplate of Sidney Edward Bouverie Bouverie-Pusey (1839- 1911), author of Permanence and Evolution: an Inquiry into the supposed mutability of animal types (London, 1882) and a critic of Darwin (ODNB). Spines sun-faded to tan, minor wear to tips and peripheries, one gathering pulled; otherwise clean and bright. A very good copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 1725

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Lyell, Charles

Editorial: Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1863 (1863)

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Descripción: Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1863, 1863. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. SECOND AMERICAN EDITION. Lyell uses the evidence of fossil remains to place the age of the human race in the context of other historical artifacts such as glaciers and extinct species of animals. This was much longer than previously supposed. Lyell also comments on the ideas of species and race, and on the evolution theories of Lamarck, Chambers, Darwin, and Wallace. PHILADELPHIA: GEORGE W. CHILDS, 1863. Octavo. Original pebbled cloth. An attractive copy in original cloth. Generally clean throughout; spine ends frayed with loss, corners rubbed, gilt somewhat dulled. Generally a handsome and sound volume. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-11986656676

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Lyell, Charles

Editorial: John Murray, London (1840)

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Cantidad: 1

Remitente: Denominator Books (IOBA) (Winnetka, IL, Estados Unidos de America)

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Descripción: John Murray, London, 1840. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Sixth Edition. Original publisher's binding quarter cloth over paper boards with original paper spine labels. A good, unsophisticated partial set. Boards worn at corners. Vol. II binding needs to be re-sewn, as front hinge has separated. xi, 479, [i]; xii, 476, [iv], many pages un-opened. Nº de ref. de la librería 001337

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LYELL, Sir Charles

Editorial: D. Appleton & Co, New York (1856)

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Remitente: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (Gloucester City, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)

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Descripción: D. Appleton & Co, New York, 1856. Estado de conservación: Good. 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

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