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MACKIE, S[amuel]. J[oseph]. (ed.).
The Geologist; A Popular Monthly Magazine of Geology.

Description:
pp. (ii), x, 546. 12 plates [1 a multifolding panorama of N. Wales by ANDREW RAMSAY, 1 folding, 3 with additional colour], 2 folding tables, 47 text woodcuts; (iv), vii, (i), 500. 12 plates [3 double-page, 1 folding], 59 text woodcuts; (iv), viii, 472. 14 plates [4 double-page, some with additional colouring], 97 text woodcuts; iv, 572. 19 + 17 plates [1 chromolithograph, 2 folding], many text woodcuts; iv, 484. 24 plates, many text woodcuts; v, (iii), 488. 24 plates [there is no plate numbered XII and two plates numbered XVII but all 24 plates are present as listed]; iv, 244. Plates as listed. A mixed set in varied bindings of contemporary half calf worn, cloth worn and new cloth - ex-lib. JOHN THACKRAY, late Curator at the Geological Museum, London. Vol.2 has a few leaves with a small stain in the lower margin, vol.6 is bound from the parts obviously posted and with a faint vertical fold, and with one leaf with the lower corner torn away not affecting text.

*A complete run of a scarce geological periodical with many articles of interest and useful reference. Noteworthy is the lengthy anonymous review by FREDERICK WOLLASTON HUTTON in v.3, pp. 464-472, of Darwin's On the Origin of Species'. Hutton [1836-1905] was Curator of the Canterbury Museum, New Zealand, and author of many books on the geology and fauna of that country and of evolution in general - for example, his work 'Darwinism and Lamarckism Old and New', and 'The Lesson of Evolution'. In writing to Huxley, Darwin praised this review, and to Kingsley, he wrote that Hutton was 'a very acute observer'. Volume 1 has a handy Index to the sheets of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and the various obituaries give very useful biographical information on the contemporary geologists. 'The Geologist' ended at vol.7 but continued as 'The Geological Magazine' - a scarce item, it is held by only 4 UK libraries.

Reynolds & Co.; 'The Geologist' Office; Lovell Reeve & Co. London.

Date Published: 1858-1864. 7 volumes, all published.

Stock No. 58670

Price: 650.00

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