Cabinet of minerals, rocks and fossils
arranged by James Tennant, 1872
a collection of 199 geological specimens (of 200, the sample of asbestos not present) in five trays, the specimens placed in small cardboard boxes, many retaining letterpress number labels, the original padding between the layers with printed mineralogy and geology examination sheets from the mid-19th century pasted on, in a mahogany case with leather straps [with:]
[WOODWARD, S.P.] Catalogue of a Collection of Minerals, Rocks and Fossils; by James Tennant, No 149 Strand, London[.] 28th May 1872, 18-leaf manuscript, written on rectos only of 15 ll., listing 90 minerals [bound with:] TENNANT, J. Catalogue of Fossils, Found in the British Isles, Forming the Private Collection of James Tennant F.G.S. London: Taylor and Francis for J. Tennant, 149 Strand, W.C., 1858, woodcut frontispiece, with ink marginalia numbering the fossils present in this cabinet, BM(NH) V, p. 2083 (calling for 23-page 'Bibliographic List', not present here), 2 works bound in one volume, 8°, original cloth boards (disbound) [with:]
Eight mineralogical offprints reprinted for Tennant, 6 by W. Trounce, Cursitor-Street, Chancery-Lane, 1852-1871, unbound as issued (variable spotting).
Case 10 x 15 x 8in. (25.5 x 38 x 20.5cm.) (10)