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MORRIS, John.


A Series of Large Geological Diagrams, Illustrating the Principles of this Important and Practical Science.
London: James Reynolds and Sons. [1878]..

Folio. (51.5 x 33.5cm). Containing 7 engraved diagrams: 5 double page hand-coloured engravings, 1 double page chromolithograph, and 1 large hand-coloured folding panorama showing a section of the Earth's crust (51 x 178cm). All diagrams with explanatory notes. Contained within original printed grey paper wrappers, decorated with 2 wood engravings to upper cover. Illustrations comprising: Elementary section of the Earth's crust; Table of the order of Succession of the Stratified Rocks; Forms of Stratification; Section of the London Basin, Springs, Artesian Wells, &c.; The Carboniferous Group - Coal and Iron Strata; Mining - Section of a Copper Mine; Interior of a Staffordshire Coal Mine. Upper cover detached. Tears to edges of both covers with damp staining to upper. Illustrations themselves clean, one small tear to upper edge of folding panorama, just affecting title. Generally very clean.

Illustrations by John Morris, who was the President of the Geological Association; late professor of Geology and Mineralogy at University College, London.

Price £ 1650.00
Stock Code 51771
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