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
8vo, first edition, volume 1 only, half-title, AUTHOR'S RETAINED COPY WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE ON TITLE-PAGE, frontispiece and two further plates (one folding), 33 woodcuts in the text, a few marginal markings (? possibly in the author's hand), contemporary half calf, marbled covers, binding defective, upper cover detached, spine broken, some spotting and staining at the beginning and end,
Charles Lyell, ownership signature on title page
PMM 344; Dibner 96; Grolier/Horblit 70; Milestones of Science 140; Norman 1398.