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Rare geology book by Buckland, William; Geology and Mineralogy considered with reference to Natural Theology.

$1,000.00

Rare geology book by Buckland, William; Geology and Mineralogy considered with reference to Natural Theology.

$1,000.00
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Buckland, William; Geology and Mineralogy considered with reference to Natural Theology. 2nd edition, Philadelphia, Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837. Quarto, two volumes, pp. xvi, 443, & pp. vii, 131, 87 plates (numbered to 69 with some in parts) (many folded and hand-colored profiles).

The text is complete and in the original embossed cloth with gilt title on cover. Light sun fading to spine, owners signature on title page. Text is tight and contents very bright and clean. A very good copy.

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Buckland (1784-1856) an English cleric, geologist and vertebrate paleontologist was the first Reader of Geology at Oxford beginning in 1819. His contributions to English geology are numerous and include the first published description of dinosaurs which Buckland called Megalosaurus or Great Lizard. Buckland was a leading member of the geological community which tied theological doctrines to geological concepts. His importance lay "in helping to redefine the nature and method of a geological explanation. Buckland and other geologists wished to produce detailed explanations that would in effect constitute a geological history, period by period, of the events of a given locality. In so doing, Buckland was one of the scientists who established British geology, based on careful analysis of local stratigraphy with the addition of fossil evidence. The above set is his classic geological, mineralogical and paleontological text. Buckland rushed a small number of copies to printing in 1836 and then the above printing in 1837 which was printed both in England and the United States with the later being scarce.

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