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SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE LATE CHARLES, 3RD BARON LYELL

Lyell, Sir Charles
AUTHOR'S RETAINED COLLECTION OF GEOLOGICAL PAPERS, TOGETHER WITH LATER EDITIONS OF PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY AND ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY:
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387

SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE LATE CHARLES, 3RD BARON LYELL

Lyell, Sir Charles
AUTHOR'S RETAINED COLLECTION OF GEOLOGICAL PAPERS, TOGETHER WITH LATER EDITIONS OF PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY AND ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY:
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 GBP
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Lyell, Sir Charles
AUTHOR'S RETAINED COLLECTION OF GEOLOGICAL PAPERS, TOGETHER WITH LATER EDITIONS OF PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY AND ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY:
Collection of 41 Geological papers and tracts by (or co-written by) Lyell, published in various journals (Edinburgh Journal of Science, The Quarterly Review, Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Magazine of Natural History, Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Proceedings of the Geological Society and others), in English and French (one co-written in French with M.R.S. Murchison), at least one co-written with Faraday (Report...on the..Explosion at the Haswell Collieries...1844), some with maps or illustrations (some in colour), 1825--1847; APPARENTLY LYELL'S RETAINED COLLECTION, numbered and with autograph list of contents by at the beginning, some autograph notes and correcctions in ink in the text, nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, boards worn and nearly detached; Principles of Geology...the seventh edition, entirely reset. 1847; the ninth edition, 1853; another copy of same, binding defective and stained; twelfth edition, 1875, 2 volumes, WITH THE OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE OF THE AUTHOR'S NEPHEW LEONARD LYELL; these 8vo, maps, plates and woodcuts; original green cloth bindings, sometimes worn; together with volume 4 only (of 4) of the fifth edition, 1837 (WITH THE AUTHOR'S OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE ON RECTO OF FRONT ENDPAPER AND SOME AUTOGRAPH NOTES ON  VERSO) and volume 2 only (of 3) of the sixth edition, 1840, these both 12mo; The Student's Elements of Geology. 1871, first edition in "Student's" format, AUTHOR'S RETAINED COPY WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE ON FRONT ENDPAPER AND A FEW INK AND PENCIL ANNOTATIONS IN THE TEXT;  fourth edition, revised by P. Martin Duncan. 1885; The Student's Lyell. A Manual of Elementary Geology. Edited by John W. Judd. 1896, with colour geological map; all John Murray, illustrations in the text (11)
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The first volume collects together some of the most important papers Lyell contributed to various journals in the most formative part of his scientific career. The third paper, for instance, is his early review of his friend George Scrope's new book on French geology. Lyell agreed with Scrope that 'Time! Time! Time!' was needed in geological explanation, and that there had been no abrupt catastrophe in the geologically recent past. The book suggested to him that the geologist "may be hereafter indebted for records that may supply many lost links of the great chain that unites the present with the past' (Quarterly Review, 36, 1827, p.443). For Leonard Lyell, see note to previous lot.

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