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Geological Excursions Round the Isle of Wight and Along the Adjacent Coast of Dorsetshire by  Gideon Algernon Mantell - Hardcover - 3rd - 1854 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Geological Excursions Round the Isle of Wight and Along the Adjacent Coast of Dorsetshire

by Mantell, Gideon Algernon

Condition: Fair/N


London: Henry Bohn, 1854 The third edition of this important work. Complete with 19 plates, 1 folding coloured chart of the Isle of White and 43 illustrations in the text. The text is very bright and clean. Original 1/2 leather binding - gilt spine with raised bands. The front board has become detached and the back board joint with the spine is weak. Corners of boards are rubbed. A case repair would produce a fine copy.


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