Lot 695 of 725:
The earthquakes of Scotland 1841 inscribed  

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Title:
Notices of earthquake-shocks felt in Great Britain, and especially in Scotland, with inferences suggested by these notices as to the causes of such shocks
Author:
Milne-Home, David
Place:
Edinburgh
Publisher:
Neill & Co.
Date:
1841-[1887]
Description:
[2], 272 pp. 21.2x13 cm. (8½x5¼"), original cloth, paper spine label. Presentation copy, inscribed "To Archibald Campbell Swinton Esq, with kind regards from the author" on front free endpaper. Very rare study, first published in the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal for July 1841. The title page on the present volume is dated 1841. However, this seems a (much) later issue, with printed preface before the title-page "The Notices of Earthquake Shocks contained in this volume were written by me many years ago, and printed by Messrs Neill and Co.... who lately reminded me that the sheets were still lying unfinished in their office. I regret that they are incomplete, and that the state of my health prevents me adding to them now...," dated August 1887. Despite his protestations, Milne-Home must have made some additions, since earthquakes in 1844 are treated upon. OCLC/WorldCat lists only three copies, at Edinburgh University, the University of Glasgow, and Southern Methodist University, none mentioning the 1887 preface, but with the same number of pages, not including the preface leaf, as the present edition.
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Condition:
Covers well worn; endpapers and prelims. foxed, free endpapers darkened, internally very good.
 
Item number:
211904
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