MURCHISON, Roderick Impey: The Silurian System founded on geological researches in the counties of Salop, Hereford. One volume bound in two. J. Murray, 1839, first edition. PP: xxxii(with list of Subscribers, which includes Charles Darwim), 576; Vol. 2: Title page, 577-734, + 14 Lithographic sketches (3 hand coloured), 112 wood-cuts, 31 plates (in which the organic remains are figured), 9 Plates of coloured sections illustrative of part I(folding double page hand coloured), Plus the all important & rare 3 sheet Engraved geological map dissected and mounted on linen and hand coloured, each sheet measuring 950 X 630mm. Later leather backed boards with Leicester Museum bookplate only, no stamps; gilt lettering, Museum number and date to spine and added endpapers. LACKING THE 3 SMALL MAPS (never bound-in!); occasion foxing. (2)
Provenance: Leicester Museum Reference Library (Most of their books only have their bookplate and no stamps) (2)
Sold for £2,550
Auction: Books and Maps - Timed Auction - Fri 17 Sept to Sun 26 Sept, ending Sun, 26th Sep 2021
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