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Madoc Books
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48

PHILLIPS John1800-1874

Memoirs of William Smith, LL.D., author of the Map of the Strata of England and Wales,

A portrait of a leading geologist whose work on the understanding of strata was an important contribution to the field.

PHILLIPS John1800-1874

Memoirs of William Smith, LL.D., author of the Map of the Strata of England and Wales, 1844

Description

In the original publishers brown embossed cloth, corners bumped. Re-laid spine, gilt titles, frontis, [5], (vi-viii), [1], [1], [1], 2-150 pp, (8) adverts, 5 pls (portraits), 13 illustrations within text, yellow endpapers, ink numbers at spine base, library stamp to fpd & verso of frontis, hinges strenghtened, new rear endpaper, small label to verso frontis.

Bibliography

Lowndes 1855

Footnote

Only 500 copies printed.
A portrait of a leading geologist whose work on the understanding of strata was an important contribution to the field.
In 1831, the new generation of Fellows of the Geological Society, long aware of the treatment meted out to Smith, awarded him their first Wollaston medal in “recognition of his being a great and original discoverer in English Geology” (Proceedings of the Geological Society, 1, 1831, 271). In 1832 he received a government pension of £100 a year.

Current Condition

A nice copy of an uncommon item.

Price

£1600.00