Lot 531

LYELL, Charles (1797-1875). Principles of Geology, 2 vols., London, 1872, contemporary half morocco. The 11th edition. (2)

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LYELL, Charles (1797-1875).  Principles of Geology or the Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology ... Eleventh and Entirely Revised Edition. London: John Murray, 1872. 2 volumes, 8vo (215 x 135mm). Half titles, frontispieces, 6 plates, maps, illustrations and diagrams (one leaf detached in vol. one). Attractively bound in contemporary green half morocco gilt (rubbed). Provenance: S. D. Titmas, Charterhouse 1874 (signatures on front free endpapers). Samuel David Titmas (1848-94), who taught science at Charterhouse, was also an Anglican clergyman and a Fellow of the Linnaean Society. cf. Norman 1398; PMM 344: "... Lyell had established once and for all [in Principles of Geology] the uniformitarian theory of geology, which dispensed with the notion of supernatural intervention"; Dibner 96 (all references citing the first edition of 1830-33). (2)

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