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H[OME]., G. M., His Daughter.
Biographical Sketch of David Milne Home, LL.D., F.R.S.E., Etc.

Description:
pp. vii, (i), 235, (i), 20 Catalogue. Portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature below [AUTOTYPE]. Original cloth, spine a bit worn at the ends and rubbed along the edges, else good copy.

*COPAC records copies in the British Library - Bodleian - Aberdeen - Glasgow - Natural History Museum - Ink correction in text plus added note - 'This mistake is a double error of the printer & as (sic) it was corrected in proof sheet.' It is thus probably in Miss Home's hand. Includes correspondence with the eminent geologists of the day, including CHARLES DARWN (2), DAUBENY, SEDGWICK, LYELL, MURCHISON, PHILLIPS. See RICHARD FREEMAN Charles Darwin, A Companion - p.205. DAVID MILNE (1805-1890), afterwards MILNE-HOME, geologist and mineralogist, 1847, was against Darwin's interpretation of Glen Roy, and a frequent correspondent. He was one of the founders of the Scottish Meteorological Society and the first to advocate the use of Ben Nevis as the site of a high-level observatory.

David Douglas. Edinburgh.

Date Published: 1891.

Stock No. 57943

Price: 150.00

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