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

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

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
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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
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,
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Charles Lyell, ownership signature on title page

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PMM 344; Dibner 96; Grolier/Horblit 70; Milestones of Science 140; Norman 1398.

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LYELL'S COPY OF THE FIRST VOLUME OF HIS FOUNDATIONAL WORK OF MODERN SCIENCE, THE MOST IMPORTANT GEOLOGICAL BOOK OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. Lyell demonstrated that large-scale changes in the Earth's physical geography could be explained by uniform geological causes observable in the present day, rather than by catastrophic or biblical events. The implications of Lyell's study would have a profound effect on the development of evolutionary theory. Lyell's "influence on Darwin was incalculable. When the Beagle expedition sailed in 1831 Henslow presented Darwin with the first volume of Lyell's Principles of Geology ... with the strong injunction that he should 'on no account accept the views therein advocated.' The second volume of Lyell's book (see following two lots) reached Darwin in Montevideo and his constant reference to the enormous influence on this thinking of this great work are typified by a letter from him to Leonard Horner saying 'I always feel as if my books came half out of Lyell's brain.' Both Haeckel and Huxley regarded the Origin a necessary corollary to Lyell's Principles. Darwin, indeed, was intent upon carrying Lyell's demonstration of the uniformity of natural causes over into the organic world" (PMM 344)

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