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1 ADAMS, Frank Dawson. The Birth and Development of the Geological Sciences.
[New York]: Dover, (1954). 
Reprint. 8vo. v, 506 pp. Frontis. Illus., index; pencil marks throughout. Original printed wrappers; worn. Burndy bookplate. Good. 
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2 American Geological Institute. Dictionary of Geological Terms. Second edition.
Garden City, NY: Dolphin Books 1962 paperback Sm. 8vo. x, 545 pp. Paperback. Fine. 
Garden City, NY:: Dolphin Books. 1962. paperback. Sm. 8vo. x, 545 pp. Paperback. Fine.. 1 
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3 BABBAGE, Charles. Observations on the Temple of Serapis at Pozzuoli Near Naples. With an attempt to explain the causes of the frequent elevation and ... Conjectures on the physical condition of the Moon.
[No place] Privately printed, 1847. Signed
8vo. 222 x 138 mm. 42 [4, advertisements] pp. 2 lithographed plates (1 partly hand-colored) and 6 figures, list of author’s works. Original blind and gilt-stamped red cloth, with gilt motif of temple on upper cover, gilt spine title; spine ends worn, some soiling, small paper label on upper cover. Neat bookplate of the Stirling Public Library (“The Thomson Collection”), [Glasgow]. Very good copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on verso of front endpaper: “The Honble Charles Villiers, MP, from the Author.” INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO CHARLES VILLIERS, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. FIRST EDITION. This paper reports the author’s geological observations on the Temple of Serapis at Pozzuoli, an ancient ruin situated on the seacoast near Naples that Babbage first studied during his European tour in 1828. From the strata in which [the temple] was embedded and encrustation on the marble columns [Babbage] was able to estimate the sea level at various earlier dates. ... [In March 1834]. “In some of the rooms of the macellum Babbage found a dark brownish encrustation of salts, and a thicker encrustation up to a height of about 9 feet (2.7 m) from floor level. These have been interpreted as showing that as the building lowered, a little lake formed and allowed water to enter the building without there being a direct connection to the sea, then at a later stage the land subsided to the point where sea water came in, and the Lithophaga started drilling holes in the masonry up to 19 feet (5.8 m) from floor level.” Wikip. [See: Liber, Lucio; Paola Petrosino; Valentina Armiero (2010). “Il Serapeo ed i Granai Imperiali di Pozzuoli = The Serapis Temple and the Imperial Granaries of Pozzuoli”. Italian Journal of Geosciences 129 (2): 237–50. An abstract of Babbage’s paper was privately printed the same year (see Van Sinderen 1980, no. 48). A full treatment was not made until 1847, when the paper was privately printed with some additions. There is also a title listing of his publications. Both Babbage and Charles Lyell prominently illustrated the Temple of Serapis. For Lyell he used it for the frontispiece to the Principles of Geology (1830); Babbage includes two lithographs. John Herschel and Babbage are both credited with making the theory of geosynclines. As the key image for a certain kind of geological movement, the Temple of Serapis was later analyzed in great detail by Eduard Suess (1831-1914) in his theory of global plate tectonics and geopaleography. See: T. Nield, Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (2007). PROVENANCE: Honourable Charles Pelham Villiers, 1802-1866, was a British lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1835 to 1898, making him the longest-serving Member of Parliament. He was the son of the Hon. George Villiers and the Hon. Theresa, daughter of John Parker, 1st Baron Boringdon. He was grandson of Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon and brother of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon. He was educated at East India Company College and St John’s College, Cambridge, becoming a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn in 1827. He was raised to the rank of an Earl’s son in 1839 and thus entitled to be styled the Honourable Charles Pelham Villiers. Both Babbage and Villiers were buried at Kensal Green Cemetery. REFERENCES: Van Sinderen (1980), no. 57; Norman, Origins of Cyberspace 63. See: Naomi Oreskes, The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science. Oxford University Press, (1999); Marq de Villiers, The End: Natural Disasters, Manmade Catastrophes, and the Future of Human Survival, (2008). FULL TITLE: Observations on the Temple of Serapis at Pozzuoli Near Naples. With an attempt to explain the causes of the frequent elevation and depression of large portions of the Earth’s surface in remote periods ... Conjectures on the physical condition of the Moon. [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION]. First Edition. 
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4 BRANNER, John Casper. The stone reefs of Brazil, their geological and geographical relations, with a chapter on the coral reefs.
Cambridge, MA: Museum of Comparative Zoölogy, 1904. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College, , Vol. XLIV, Ge 
Cambridge, MA:: Museum of Comparative Zoölogy, 1904. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College, , Vol. XLIV, Geological Series, Vol. VII.. 244 x 158 mm. [iv], 285 pp. 104 figs., tables, more than 83 plates (including 6 folding maps). Red buckram, gilt spine. Ex library rubber stamp. Very good. 
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5 BROOKS, Alfred Hulse (1871-1924), et al. Reconnaissances in the Cape Nome and Norton Bay regions, Alaska, in 1900.
Washington: GPO, 1901. 
At head of title: Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. 301 x 200 mm. 4to. [ii], 222 pp. 23 plates (including 1 double-page map), index. Modern green cloth, gilt spine, large folding map in pocket on front paste-down. Fine. FIRST EDITION. Alfred Brooks was studying petrography and geology at the Sorbonne in Paris under La Croix, Fouqué, Bertrand, and De Launay in 1897 when he was "offered a position on the United States Geological Survey which he promptly accepted and was assigned in 1898 to field work in Alaska. In 1902, after serving the intervening seasons under various parties, he was placed in entire charge of the geologic work on the territory, and to this he devoted his energies until his death, interrupted only by his army service during the world War." DAB, III, p. 73. First Edition. 
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6 CAYEUX, Lucien. Introduction à l'étude pétrographique des roches sédimentaires.
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1916. Series: Ministère des Travaux Publics, Mémoires pour Servir à L'Explication 
Paris:: Imprimerie Nationale, 1916. Series: Ministère des Travaux Publics, Mémoires pour Servir à L'Explication de la Carte Géologique Détaillée de la France.. Two volumes. 299 x 239 mm. 4to. viii, 524 pp. 80 figs., tables, index; 56 plates; some offsetting associated with the plates. Dark green cloth, gilt spines, decorative end-leaves; rubbed. Ex library ms. spine numbers. Ownership signatures. Good. FIRST EDITION. "As the result of his years of teaching at the Collège de France, Cayeux produced his Introduction à l'étude pétrographique..., published in 1916, out of print in 1927, and reprinted in 1931. In this beautifully illustrated monograph that obviously filled a need among geologists, he gave an exhaustive account of all the methods of analyzing sedimentary rocks: physical, microchemical, and chromatic. He then proceeded to distinguish all the constitutive elements of these deposits, describing each individual mineral species as well as the various organisms that contributed to their genesis. Of particular interest is a long chapter on the microstructure of the skeletal remains of living and fossil organisms. Sedimentary petrographers are still waiting for a modern equivalent of this masterpiece." DSB, III, p. 161. First Edition. 
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7 CHALLINOR, John. The History of British Geology, a bibliographical study.
New York: Barnes & Noble, (1971). 
8vo. 224 pp. Index. Gilt-stamped black cloth, dust-jacket; jacket lightly rubbed, rubber stamped endpaper. Very good. ISBN: 389045667 
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8 COLLIE, Michael & John DIEMER. Murchison in Moray: A Geologist on Home Ground. With the Correspondence of Roderick Impey Murchison and the Rev. Dr. George Gordon of Birnie.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, (1995). 0871698536 / 9780871698537 
Series: Transactions of the APS, Vol. 85, Part 3. 8vo. xxix, 263 pp. Illustrations, maps, index. Printed wrappers. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Fine. ISBN: 0871698536 
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9 CORGAN, James X. (ed.). The Geological Sciences in the Antebellum South.
University, AL: University of Alabama Press, (1982). 0817300767 / 9780817300760 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 195 pp. Figs., index. Reddish-brown cloth, maroon and gilt-stamped cover and spine titles. Burndy Bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0817300767 First Edition. 
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10 COTTA, Bernhard von (1808-1879). Beiträge zur Geschichte der Geologie. Erste Abtheilung: Geologisches Repertorium. Mit Einem Vollständigen Index.
Leipzig: J.J. Weber 1877 hardcover 8vo. viii, (ix), 400 pp. Indexes. Modern black cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, a.e. marbled. Fine. RARE. 
Leipzig:: J.J. Weber. 1877. hardcover. 8vo. viii, (ix), 400 pp. Indexes. Modern black cloth, gilt-stamped. spine title, a.e. marbled. Fine. RARE.. History of the literature and bibliography of early geological books. . 1 
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11 EGUCHI, Motoki. Mesozoic hexacorals from Japan. In: The Science Reports of the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Second Series, (Geology), Vol. XXIV.
Tokyo: Maruzen 1951 paperback 370 x 267 mm. Folio. 96, [2 blank], 10 pp. 5 figs., bibliog., 28 plates. Original printed wrappers; spine chipped. Very good. 
Tokyo:: Maruzen. 1951. paperback. 370 x 267 mm. Folio. 96, [2 blank], 10 pp. 5 figs., bibliog., 28. plates. Original printed wrappers; spine chipped. Very good.. 2 
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12 ERICKSON, Jon. An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals. Seeking Clues to the Earth's Past.
New York: Facts on File, (1992). 0816025878 / 9780816025879 
First edition. 8vo. vii, 184 pp. Photos, illus. , glossary, index. Black cloth, dust-jacket. FINE. ISBN: 0816025878 First Edition. 
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13 GASKELL, T. F., editor. The Earth's mantle.
London & New York: Academic Press, 1967. 
235 x 162 mm. 8vo. xiv, 509 pp. Numerous tables and figs., indexes. Orange cloth, gilt spine. Ex library spine label, labels removed from front paste-down, rubber stamp. Very good. 
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14 GENTIEU, Norman P. "The Problem of the Elusive Element."
In: Foote Prints, vol. 29, no. 2, 1957. 
8vo. (Article) 18-24 pp. Photos, figs. (Whole issue) 29 pp. Photos, figs. Pictorial wrappers. Fine. The story of the discovery of Lithion by Johann Auguste Arfwedson. 
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15 GOHAU, Gabriel. Histoire de la Géologie.
Paris: Éditions la Découverte 1987 paperback Series: Histoire des sciences. 8vo. 22 cm. 259 pp. Illus., index. Printed wrappers. Fine. ISBN: 9782707116727 
Paris:: Éditions la Découverte. 1987. paperback. Series: Histoire des sciences. 8vo. 22 cm. 259 pp. Illus., index.. Printed wrappers. Fine. ISBN: 9782707116727. 1 
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16 GOHAU, Gabriel. Histoire de la Géologie.
Paris: Éditions La Découverte, 1987. 2707116726 / 9782707116727 
8vo. 259 pp. Illus., index. Printed wrappers. Fine. ISBN: 2707116726 
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17 HART, Pembroke J., editor. The Earth's crust and upper mantle; structure, dynamic processes, and their relation to deep-seated geological phenomena.
Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union, 1969. At head of title: Geophysical Monograph 13. Series: Upper Mantle Project: Scientific Report 21 
Washington, D.C.:: American Geophysical Union, 1969. At head of title: Geophysical Monograph 13. Series: Upper Mantle Project: Scientific Report 21.. 251 x 172 mm. 8vo. xiii, 735 pp. List of contributors, numerous figs., tables, maps (1 folding), index; paper lightly browned, occasional pencil marginalia. Gilt-stamped black cloth. Ex library typed spine label, label removed from front paste-down, rubber stamp. Very good. 
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18 JAEGER, J. C. Elasticity, Fracture and Flow with Engineering and Geological Applications.
London: Methuen & Co., 1956. 
First edition. 12mo. viii, 152 pp. Grey cloth, red-stamped cover and spine title; spine sunned. Ownership stamp of Arden L. Albee, U.S. Geological Survey. Very good. First Edition. 
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19 KING, Lester C. The morphology of the Earth; a study and synthesis of world scenery.
New York: Hafner, 1967. 
SECOND EDITION. 253 x 193 mm. Tall 8vo. xiii, 726 pp. Color frontis., 250 figs. including 3 large color folding maps inserted in a pocket on the rear paste-down, bibliog., index. Green cloth, gilt spine rubbed. Ex library typed spine label, labels removed from front paste-down, rubber stamp. Very good. 
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20 LAFUENTE, Antonio; Antonio J. DELGADO. La geometrización de la tierra: observaciones y resultados de la expedición geodésica hispano-francesa al Virreinato del Perú, 1735-1744.
Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto “Arnau de Vilanova”, 1984. 
Series: Cuadernos Galileo de historia de la ciencia, 3. Sm. 8vo. 275 pp. Figs. Red printed wrappers; covers bent. Very good. 
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