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Rare Geology Book: Conybeare, William D. & Phillips, William; Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales. 1822

$750.00

Rare Geology Book: Conybeare, William D. & Phillips, William; Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales. 1822

$750.00
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Conybeare, William D. & Phillips, William; Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales, with an Introductory Compendium on the General Principles of that Science and Comparative Views of the Structure of Foreign Countries. Pt. 1. (all published) London, William Phillips, 1822. Octavo, pp. lxi, half title, 470, 2 plates (hand-colored), one a folded map and one a folded profile,  folded table.

The volume is complete and in a later cloth with gilt titles. The binding is tight and clean with the stamp of the Geological Society London on lower spine. GSL book plate on paste down with notation "sold at Sotheby's 26 June 1972, Lot 47". Small Society stamp verso of map and profile. Spotting to half title and three pages, remainder of text and plates are clean. In very good condition.

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An English paleontologist; Conybeare (1787-1857) is best know for his studies of plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs and for the above work, which he collaborated on with the English mineralogist Phillips (1800-1834). Phillips had intended to publish two small volumes on the geology of England and Wales. When Phillips circulated the first part of the two part work, he received a letter from Conybeare making several corrections to the work and adding much new data. Thus the two collaborated on the above work but retained the "part 1" notation from Phillips' original manuscript. The work is of major importance to the history of British geology.

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