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Acadian Geology: an Account of the Geological Structure and Mineral Resources of Nova Scotia, and Portions of the Neighobouring Provinces of British America.

Acadian Geology: an Account of the Geological Structure and Mineral Resources of Nova Scotia, and Portions of the Neighobouring Provinces of British America.

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Acadian Geology: an Account of the Geological Structure and Mineral Resources of Nova Scotia, and Portions of the Neighobouring Provinces of British America.

by Dawson, John William (Sir)

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About This Item

Edinburgh: Oliver and Bord, 1855. RARE in the 1855 First Edition, last seen at auction in 1969 (RBH). Original green embossed cloth with gilt floral arrangement front cover and gilt lettering back, large fold-out color map at rear. Very Good Minus, tears to cloth at head of spine, front hinge opened yet holding nicely, map at rear complete and present, but most of map separated from book, with a 2" chip separated but present. Sir John William Dawson, (1820-1899) ws an important Canadian professor of geology and principal of McGill University for 38 years. He was a Canadian pioneer in the field.of the microscopic studies of fossils, the first British North American trained to be an exploration geologist, and worked in Canada with Charles Lyell, the father of modern geology. . First Edition. Embossed Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Bookseller
Dale Steffey Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
008450
Title
Acadian Geology: an Account of the Geological Structure and Mineral Resources of Nova Scotia, and Portions of the Neighobouring Provinces of British America.
Author
Dawson, John William (Sir)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good Minus
Jacket Condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Oliver and Bord
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
Date Published
1855
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9&f
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Geology; Nineteenth Century;

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