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LYELL. PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY, 1830-33, 3 VOLS, ORIGINAL BOARDS

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  • Lyell, Sir Charles
  • Principles of Geology, being an attempt to explain the Former Changes of the Earth's Surface, by reference to causes now in operation. John Murray, 1830-1833
8vo, 3 volumes, FIRST EDITION, half titles in volumes I and III as published, 3 lithographed frontispieces (2 with hand-colouring), 5 lithographed plates, 3 lithographed maps (2 folding, 2 with handcolouring), wood-engraved illustrations, 16pp. of publisher's advertisements dated December 1830 at beginning of volume 1, early ownership signature, original paper-covered boards, spines with white labels printed in black,  occasional spotting, spines of volumes 1 and III torn and defective, these covers spotted
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