Bakewell, Robert; An Introduction to Geology: Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the Science and Comprising the most Important Recent Discoveries with Explanations of the Facts and Phenomena..…edited by Prof. B. Silliman with the supplement: "Consistency of geology with sacred history", by the editor. 2nd American from the 4th London edition, New Haven, 1833. Large octavo, pp. xxiv, 479, 1 page ad, frontispiece, 8 plates (several folding, two hand colored).
The work is complete and in the original pale green publisher’s boards over original tan spine and with paper spine label. Light wear to boards nicely restored, text untrimmed, light foxing to some text pages. Unsigned private ownership label on paste down. 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 4th edition of his Introduction to Geology was published in London in 1833 and the same year in America. Bakewell’s treatise had become the standard text for colleges in America. The work provided a comprehensive and insightful treatment of geologic theory and processes, as well as an excellent rocks, minerals, and fossils.