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Title:
Geological Essays; or, An Inquiry into some of the Geological Phenomena to be Found in Various Parts of America, and Elsewhere

Author:
Hayden, Horace H.

Place:
Baltimore

Publisher:
J. Robinson, for the author

Date:
1820

Description:
viii, 412 pp. 8½x5½, rebound in contemporary cloth, spine lettered in gilt, later endpapers. First Edition. An important American geological work written by a leading doctor of the period, and with the conclusion that the alluvial erosion and deposits evident in America must have been formed by the Biblical deluge. Errata slip tipped-in at title-page. Bookplate from the library of John Sinkankas to front pastedown.

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Condition:
Spine sunned, top page edge darkened; hinges reinforced with cloth tape with rear hinge cracking at pp.410-411, chip missing to lower corner of pp.3-4 (not affecting text), some aging and moderate foxing throughout, pencil notations to front prelim., else a very good rebound copy.


 
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