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Rare geology book, Weaver, Thomas; On the Geological Relations of the East of Ireland, 1820.

$500.00

Rare geology book, Weaver, Thomas; On the Geological Relations of the East of Ireland, 1820.

$500.00
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Weaver, Thomas; On the Geological Relations of the East of Ireland. Geol. Soc. London, 1820. Quarto, pp. 190, 9 plates including folded hand-colored sections, and the first folded hand-colored geological map of a part of eastern Ireland.

The work is complete and in a modern cloth over marbled boards. The binding is tight and clean. Early European stamp verso of plates, plates backed with linen, light soiling at folds of some plates. In very good condition.

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An English geologist and mineralogist; Weaver (1773-1855) wrote the first English translation of Werner's "Die ausseren Kennzeichnen der Fossilien" in 1805. He also produced some of the first geological maps of parts of England and southern Ireland as well as the first descriptions of the "Irish Elk". His above work is an important study on Irish geology with the first accurate defining of the stratigraphy, mineral deposits and geology of eastern Ireland.

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