Principles of Geology: or, the Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants, Considered as Illustrative of Geology. Charles LYELL.

Principles of Geology: or, the Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants, Considered as Illustrative of Geology.

London: John Murray, 1840. Sixth edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Publisher's beaded purple cloth, original printed paper spine labels, 19th century, contemporary armorial bookplates of a J. Alexander Purson. 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. Neatly recased, fading to the spines, else a very good set. "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. Item #34315

Price: £750.00

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