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Geology and Mineralogy Considered 1841  

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Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology

Buckland, William


Lea & Blanchard



2 volumes. xvi, 468; [8], 131 pp. With 87 lithographed or engraved plates, 6 folding including a hand-colored panorama. (12mo) 22.3x13.5 cm (8¾x5¼"), publisher's cloth. Second Edition.

Significant work on geologic history, issued as Treatise VI of "The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God, as Manifested in the Creation." This series contained works of greater relevance than the title may imply in this modern age, being attempts to rectify the increasingly materialistic discoveries of science with the theological concept of a universal god. The present work has an excellent series of fossil and geological plates, and a marvelous hand-colored panorama of an ideal section of a portion of the Earth's crust, showing the various strata, and the age of deposits, and the flora and fauna whose fossils appear in the different strata. If not a blow to creationism, at least a query.

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Bindings well worn with sunning and stains, front joint of Volume I starting, small chip to rear board at fore-edge; moderate foxing, mild page ripple; about very good.

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