Woodward, Horace B. (Editor) assisted by Newton, E. T.; Memorials of John Gunn, M.A. F.G.S. Being Some Account of the Cromer Forest Bed and its Fossil Mammalia, and of the Associated Strata in the Cliffs of Norfolk and Suffolk; From the MS. Notes of the Late John Gunn. With a Memoir of the Author. W. A. Nudd, Norwich, 1891. Quarto, pp. xi, 120 illustrated with 12 plates of fossil remains, a “Table of Strata Exposed” in the Norfolk Cliffs between Weybourn and Happisburgh, 11 figures in the text together with a drawing of the Rev. Wm. Gunn and a tissue-guarded frontis. portrait of John Gunn. Tipped in at the front is an obituary notice for John Gunn and a letter dated 23, Dec. 1887 from Gunn regarding a fossil antler and other fossils collected that season.
John Gunn’s estate copy with John Gunn’s book plate and the book plate of his father. John Gunn’s posthumous work commemorated his Father with the father’s book plate and then had his own personal book plate on the adjacent book plate.
Reverend William Gunn B.D. Smallburgh Norfolk (1750-1841) on pastedown
Reverand John Gunn A.M. Irstead, Norfolk (1801-1890 on first end sheet.
This rare work is complete and in the original brown cloth over bevelled boards with gilt ruled cover titles and gilt spine titles. The binding is near and and the text and all plates are fine. A near fine copy.
John Gunn (1801-1890), was a Norfolk minister and was also a prominent geologist and founder of the Norwich Geological Society in 1864 and and brother-in-law of the famous British botanist and naturalist William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865). Gunn had a keen interest in the geology and fossils found in the Norfolk region. He devoted much of his leisure time to the study of the strata and especially the vertebrate fossils found, especially the fossil elephants. Woodward compiled and edited John Gunn’s research and notes into the above work which contain’s John Gunn’s most important findings which include the fossil elephants and deer.