Mawe, John; Familiar Lessons on Mineralogy and Geology with colored plates…. 12th edition, London - Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green. 1830. Octavo, pp. ix, 5, 116, 4 pages ads, errata, hand colored frontispiece plus 3 hand colored plates.
The work is complete and in the original binders boards with green cloth spine and paper spine label. The binding is tight and clean, spine label partially perished, text and plates are very clean. In very good condition.
A scarce copy of this detailed work on mineralogy and geology, with four beautifully hand-coloured plates. The 12th edition includes a description of the use of the lapidary's apparatus, explaining the methods of slitting and polishing pebbles.