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Principles of Geology: or, The modern changes of the Earth and it inhabitants, considered as illustrative of Geology: 9th Edion, published in one volume

Sir Charles Lyell

Published by D. Appleton & Company, New york, 200 Broadway, 1853
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Modern First Editions Boston (Boston, MA, U.S.A.)

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9th edition in one volume from June, 1853 as stated. This seems to be the only copy of this particular edition across all selling platforms. Very good copy. Hardback original green cloth with gilt title and emblem on the spine (both title and emblem are bright and crisp). Spine and pages are tight. Foxing and brown stains to first couple of blank pages and frontispiece. Short inscription on second blank page in pencil and ink dated 1876. All inner pages are clean without marks. Some shelf wear to top and bottom of book spine. New and entirely revised edition. Illustrated with maps, plates and woodcuts. Tissue protected frontispiece. 834 pages. Summary: First published in 1830, Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology is one of the seminal works in geology. Lyell's work firmly established Hutton's doctrine of uniformitarianism and laid the foundations for evolutionary biology and Darwin's subsequent work. In the Principles of Geology, Lyell stressed natural explanations for all geologic phenomena and gradual change, as opposed to cataclysmic origins. 'Lyell had established once and for all the uniformitarian theory of geology, which dispensed with the notion of supernatural intervention. The second volume of Lyell's book reached Darwin in Montevideo and his constant references to the enormous influence on his thinking of this great work are typified by a letter from him to Leonard Horner saying 'I always feel as if my books came half out of Lyell's brain' (Printing in the Mind of Man 344. ) Grolier Science 70. (Both referencing 1st edition). Gilt. gilt lettering on spine labels Spine and pages are tight. Gilt title and emblem on the spine is bright. All pages are completely clean without any marks. Some minor shelf wear to top and bottom of book spine. Red boards with gilt stamped title and emblem. This is volume IX of a set of uniform editions published with Twain's signature printed on the back side of the half-title page. Frontispiece is a photograph of Twain, Garrett's illustrations are printed on clay-coated paper. 481 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 000407

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Title: Principles of Geology: or, The modern ...

Publisher: D. Appleton & Company, New york, 200 Broadway

Publication Date: 1853

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 9th edition

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