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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 29

    DOUGLAS, James (1753-1819) A dissertation on the antiquity of the Garth [sic]. London: Lodographic Press, 1785. Small 2° (255 x 171mm). 10 tinted aquatints, of which one is a vignette on the title with another vignette in the text, plate V with the caption 'This fossil in the possession of Sir Joseph Banks', all the plates signed with the cipher 'JD' so presumably by the author. (Lacking the dedication to Sir Joseph Banks, plate I with light dampstain, very light spotting to a couple of leaves only.) Modern quarter calf. Provenance: Salford Free Library (faint ink stamp and ms. shelfmark to title, ink stamp to one text leaf and to verso of plates).

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    DOUGLAS, James (1753-1819) A dissertation on the antiquity of the Garth [sic]. London: Lodographic Press, 1785. Small 2° (255 x 171mm). 10 tinted aquatints, of which one is a vignette on the title with another vignette in the text, plate V with the caption 'This fossil in the possession of Sir Joseph Banks', all the plates signed with the cipher 'JD' so presumably by the author. (Lacking the dedication to Sir Joseph Banks, plate I with light dampstain, very light spotting to a couple of leaves only.) Modern quarter calf. Provenance: Salford Free Library (faint ink stamp and ms. shelfmark to title, ink stamp to one text leaf and to verso of plates).

    YOUNG, George and John BIRD A Geological Survey of the Yorkshire Coast. Whitby: George Clark, 1822. 4° (320 x 240mm) .Engraved frontispiece, 17 hand-coloured lithographic plates, hand-coloured engraved map (double-page), hand-coloured engraved section (double page). (Some light browning and spotting to frontispiece and map.) Original paper backed publisher's boards, printed spine label (extremities lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Challinor 108.

    BUCKLAND, William (1784-1856) . Reliquiae Diluvianae; Or, Observations on the Organic Remains Contained in Caves, Fissures, and Diluvial Gravel and on Other Geological Phenomena. London: John Murray, 1824. 4° (281 x 216mm). 27 lithographic plates and maps, printed by Hullmandell, 3 of them hand-coloured, one folding, 1 folding table. (Some light browning, spotting and off-setting to plates.) Original publishers boards, printed paper label to spine, uncut (covers lightly spotted, extremities rubbed, head and tail caps defective, spine label chipped, evidence of labels removed from pastedowns). Provenance: Thomas W. Twiggs (old ink inscription to f.f.e.p.).SECOND EDITION. Challinor 109 (1823 first edition).

    RAY, John (1627-1705) . Three Physico-Theological Discourses. London: William Innys, 1713. 8° (195 x 119mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and 4 engraved plates. (Occasional very light spotting.) Contemporary paneled calf (extremities a light rubbed). THIRD EDITION.

    WOODWARD, John (1665-1728) . An essay towards a natural history of the earth. London: Bettesworth and Taylor, 1723. 8° (194 x 115mm). (Lacking half-title.) Contemporary panelled calf (rubbed and worn). Provenance: John Lenthall (armorial bookplate and signature to title); Franklin institute, Philadelphia (perforated stamp to title and U4).

    Sold with one other mineralogical work. (6)


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