Bakewell, Robert; An Introduction to Geology: Comprising the Elements of the Science in its present advanced state and all the recent discoveries; with an outline of the Geology of England and Wales. 3rd edition, London, 1828. Large octavo, pp. xxiv, 540, 1 page ad, 7 plates, ( 2 hand-colored, 4 folded).
The work is complete and in a contemporary two tone full paneled calf with five spine panels and gilt titles. The binding is tight and clean with minor shelf scuffing to board edges, the text is very clean and bright, off setting of frontispiece piece image to title page and minor offsetting of folded plate images. In very good condition.
Bakewell, (1768-1843) was an English geologist. He made extensive mineralogical and geological surveys in England and Ireland, after which he lectured and exhibited sections of rock formations and the beginnings of a geological map of Britain. He published two textbooks for students, one on mineralogy and one on geology. Both were highly popular and used in colleges for many years in both Europe and America. The third edition of his Introduction to Geology was first published in London in 1828. The London 1828 edition is quite scare with the 1829 American edition after the 3rd London being far more common.