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Title:
A Treatise on Primary Geology; Being an Examination, Both Practical and Theoretical, of the Older Formations

Author:
Boase, Henry S.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman

Date:
1834

Description:
xi, [1], 399 pp. Illustrated with figure drawings and tables within text. (8vo) 8¾x5½, rebound in quarter modern morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, new endpapers; bound by John Sinkankas with his gilt initials to front cover. First Edition. Bookplate from the library of John Sinkankas to front pastedown and a typed letter signed by Sinkankas explaining that this was a "dispersal of part of the Franklin Institute library...I decided to rebind it completely despite the brittleness of the paper...to offer the safest method of preservation, and would still allow reading of the text in the usual manner" tipped in at rear.

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Condition:
A fine modern rebinding; pages a bit brittle and darkened, else very good, overall.


 
Item number:
118376
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