Ramsay, Andrew Crombie; The Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain: A Manual of British Geology….with a Geological Map..1878

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Ramsay, Andrew Crombie; The Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain: A Manual of British Geology….with a Geological Map, printed in colors. London, Edward Stanford, 1878. Octavo, pp. xv, 639, 32 pages ads.

 The work is complete and in the original dark green cloth with stamped ruled borders and gilt spine titles. The binding is tight, scuffing to boards, front inner hinge re-enforced, book plate of Wilfred and AnnaGrenfell over earlier book plate on pastedown. Small stamp of London College Spring Grove on end sheet and verso of map.  The text and map are clean and bright with only a few marginal pencil notations in early part of text. In good condition.

Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay (1814-1891) was a Scottish geologistHe was especially interested in tracing out the causes which have determined the physical configuration of a region. He devoted much attention to the effects produced by ice and argued that in some cases lake basins have been scooped out by glaciers. Rather then focus on details he looked at the broader picture of stratigraphy and physical geology. It was these proposals and theories which he expressed in his lectures and writings that stirred the imagination of others and  exercised influence on the progress of geology. His first book, The Geology of the Isle of Arran, was published in 1841. Within  the first volume of the Memoirs of the Geological Survey (1846) he contributed a now classic essay, 'On the Denudation of South Wales and the Adjacent Counties of England’. In 1863, Ramsay provided lectures to the working class at the Museum of Practical Geology. These lectures were gathered together and formed the core of his ‘Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain.