PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes Now in Operation. Three volume set. Charles Lyell.
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes Now in Operation. Three volume set.
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes Now in Operation. Three volume set.
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes Now in Operation. Three volume set.
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes Now in Operation. Three volume set.
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes Now in Operation. Three volume set.

PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by Reference to Causes Now in Operation. Three volume set.

London: John Murray, 1830. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #019745

Three volume set. Complete with 3 frontispieces (2 colored), 6 plates (1 colored) and 2 folding maps (1 colored), bound without the half-titles. Vol I: published in 1830; [iii]-xvi, 511 pages including and index, followed by [i] page of publisher's advertisement. Vol II: published in 1832; xii, 330 pages of text including an index. Vol III: published in 1833; [iii]-xxxii including Errata, 398 pages of text, followed by 110 pages including an Appendix, Glossary and Index, followed by [i] page of publisher's advertisement. Rebacked retaining the original backstrip, with original leather corners moderately worn; one leather spine label (of 6) lacking; original marbled paper-covered boards somewhat worn, with matching marbled endpapers and marbled closed page edges. There are numerous (but not profuse) small spots of soiling and/or staining, including minor foxing to the texts. Previous owner's name neatly on front endpapers. Signed binding: S Ratcliffe Raversham. The most important geological book on the 19th Century, a copy of which was in Darwin's possession on the voyage of the Beagle and served as his model for scientific method and uniformitarian theory. 216mm x 137mm (8 1/2" x 5 3/8"). Dibner 96. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 140. Geikie, The Founders of Geology, 281-292. Zittel 189-197. Horblit 70. First editions of 1830, 1832 and 1833 in uniform bindings.

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