The Medals of Creation; Or, First Lessons in Geology, and in the Study of Organic Remains.
London: Henry G. Bohn, . Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xxxii, 446; (xii), (447)-930 pp. 6 plates, including 4 chromolithographs, plus a folding plate in volume II and 275 woodcuts in the text, Bohn advertisements at the beginning and end and to endpapers, coloured cutouts of dinosaurs from a possibly later 19th century source pasted to blanks and the front and rear of volume I. Original blind stamped red cloth, volume I recased, spine to volume II a little marked and bumped. "...an original and significant work, surveying as it did the whole science of palaeontology... Such syntheses... were fundamental to biological transformation, later to be called evolution..." Dean 160. Volume I was revised by Mantell himself before his death. Item #43553