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A Source-Book of Geological, Geomorphological and Soil Maps for Wales and the Welsh Borders (1800-1966)

By Douglas A Basset

Cardiff: National Museum of Wales, 1967. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 999 4to. Light brown cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 239 pages. Condition notes: One small pencil mark to rear board, light pencil price to front free end paper, otherwise spotless inside and out. A little bumping to corners of boards.

$13.05

Meteorology for Aviators
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Meteorology for Aviators

By R C Sutcliffe

London: HMSO, 1940. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 655 8vo. Stamp of Officer Commanding 7?5 (T.T.) Squadron H.M.S. "Jackdaw", dated 2 August 1941, to front paste down. HMS Jackdaw in 1941 was a Royal Naval Air Station at Crail, Fife. Light blue cloth-covered boards, black titles to spine, 278 pages plus stapled booklet, "Instructions on the Preparation of Weather Maps" (and a two-page supplement) in pocket at rear. Some illustrative weather maps in colour. Condition notes: Boards soiled and bumped, spine strip worn, title page modified in pen, general age-tanning to pages, end papers spotted. Binding firm, pages unmarked.

$15.66

Catalogue of Fossil Cirripedia in the Department of Geology Volume 1
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Catalogue of Fossil Cirripedia in the Department of Geology Volume 1

By Thomas Henry Withers

London: British Museum (Natural History), 1928. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 425 8vo. Volume 1 only, Triassic and Jurassic. Brown blind-stamped cloth-covered boards, 131 pages of text plus 12 plates- of photographs of fossils, each plate preceded by text page of captions. Condition notes: A clean, sound, tidy copy, with just a little bumping to the front board.

$26.10

The Origin of Earthquakes
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The Origin of Earthquakes

By C Davison

Cambrudge: Cambridge Uinversity Press, 1912. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 194 12mo. Pink cloth-covered boards, black titles and decoration to front board, black titles to spine, illustrated with diagrams and from photographs, 144 pages, four pages from publisher's catalogue, et cetera to rear. The illustrations include sketch maps of the Derby earthquakes of 1903 and 1904. Condition notes: Some soiling to the boards, especially along the edges, spine faded, spotting to the end papers, some check marks (in red pencil) to the list of volumes in the publisher's catalogue to the rear.

$10.44

Guide to Geologic Literature
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Guide to Geologic Literature

By Richard M Pearl

New York: McGraw Hill, 1951. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 607 8vo. Ex-library, with shelf mark to spine and ownership label to front paste down (University of Capetown). Burgundy cloth-coevred board, gilt titles on black to spine, 239 pages. Condition notes: Boards rubbed and bumped; no library marking after shelf mark and label to front paste down. Text block clean and firm, some age-tanning to pages.

$13.05

Coal in Great Britain.  The Composition, Structure and Resources of the Coalfields, Visible and Concealed, of Great Britain.
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Coal in Great Britain. The Composition, Structure and Resources of the Coalfields, Visible and Concealed, of Great Britain.

By Walcot Gibson

London: Edward Arnold, 1920. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 734 8vo. Intended "to supply mining engineers, mine owners, and mining students with a concise account of the more important facts relating to the geology of coal generally, and to the composition, structure, and resources of the coalfields of Great Britain in particular". Green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 8 pages of plates (photographs of fossils), 311 pages including Index. The first seven chapters discuss the geology of coal generally (formation and origin, fossils as zonal indices, stratigraphy) and some general problems of mining; the remaining sixteen cover British coalfields in more detail, with one chapter to each area,and including sketch maps, a summary of the stratigraphy of the coalfields and the type and quantity of coal to be found. Excellent photographs of fossils. Condition notes: Externally shabby; front board worn and splashed, joints with spine strip frayed, spine strip worn and chipped at extremities, titles faded. Previous owner's names to front paste down, previous seller's note in pencil to front free end paper. Hinge strained at title page. One of the plates has been annotated, but in a neat and scholarly fashion, in pencil. External edges of text block soiled.

$19.58

Geological and Topographical Maps, Their Interpretation and Use. A Handbook for the Geologist and Civil Engineer
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Geological and Topographical Maps, Their Interpretation and Use. A Handbook for the Geologist and Civil Engineer

By Author R. Dwerryhouse

London: Edward Arnold, 1924. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 387 8vo. A book written to respond to students' needs for a book dealing with the practical problems involved in the interpretation of maps, both geological and topographical. Green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board and spine, 133 pages + 8 pages of publisher's advertisements. Condition notes: Externally, rather knocked about, with front board especially spotted and rubbed. Ink stains to rear board. Internally, a clean, bright, unmarked copy.

$15.66

A Textbook of Oceanography
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A Textbook of Oceanography

By J T Jenkins

London: Constable, 1921. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 556 8vo. The first textbook in English on oceanography, and offering a summary of what was known of the seas at the time and then-current theories of how the seas come to be as they are. Green cloth-covered boards, black titles to front board and spine, 206 pages plus three pages of publisher's advertisements/catalogue. Frontispiece (map showing Salinity of the Surface of the Ocean) in colour, 42 other illustrations- maps, diagrams, images from photographs etc- in the run of the text. Condition notes: Some bumping and marking to the boards, text block firm, pages clean, bright and unmarked. Previous owners' names to front free end paper. Note that a small dark area on the photograph of the frontispiece is a lighting artefact.

$58.73

Earthquakes and Other Earth Movements
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Earthquakes and Other Earth Movements

By John Milne

London: Kegan Paul, Clinched, Trubner, and Co. Ltd, 1939. 7th edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 719 8vo. New edition, revised and rewritten by A.W. Lee DSc, ARCS, DIC. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, many illustrations from photographs, 244 pages. Condition notes: Spine darkened, boards somewhat discoloured, external page edges dust-soiled, text block otherwise sound and clean.

$23.49

Waves of Sand and Snow and the Eddies Which Make Them
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Waves of Sand and Snow and the Eddies Which Make Them

By Vaughan Cornish

London: T.Fisher Unwin, 1914. First edition. Hardback. Good/No jacket. 923 8vo. The titles to the three parts of this book gives some idea of its contents: Aeolian Sand-Waves, Snow-Waves and Snowdrifts, and Sub-Aqueous Sand-Waves. Blue-Green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board and spine, 383 pages. With 80 plates of illustrations. Top edges gilt. Condition notes: The uncut (untrimmed) edges of the text block are soiled. There is some bumping/rubbing to the boards. Some age-tanning to the endpapers, and a little foxing to the early pages and sporadically to the text pages. The remnants of the dustjacket are present, but not in a state to be applied to book.

$52.20

The Depths of the Ocean, a general account of the modern science of oceanography based largely on the scientific researches of the Norwegian steamer Michale Sars in the North Atlantic
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The Depths of the Ocean, a general account of the modern science of oceanography based largely on the scientific researches of the Norwegian steamer Michale Sars in the North Atlantic

By Sir John Murray

London: Macmillan, 1912. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1758 8vo. Co-author Dr Johan Hjort. Publisher's green cloth-covered boards, gilt motif and titles to front board, gilt titles to spine, top edges gilt, two portrait plates, four folding, coloured maps, 9 coloured plates. Pagination -xx (Preface), then 1-821. Ex-Library (Newnham College, Cambridge). Large octavo. Related material (book reviews etc) left laid in. Condition notes: This volume has undergone substantial repair, with translucent tape to external hinges and across front and rear end papers. The binding is pulled at pp xviii-xix. The earlier pages are soiled, and worn at the edges. All maps and plates are present, securely bound in and in excellent condition. Library shelf mark to spine, cancelled label to front paste down.

$221.87

India
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India

By Colonel Sir Thomas Hungerford Holdich

London: Henry Frowde, 1904. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 1156 8vo. Green cloth-covered boards, gilt decoration to front board, gilt titles to spine, eight coloured, folding maps, others in run of text, 375 pages. Condition notes: Boards rubbed, soiled and discoloured, fore-edges soiled, binding firm, pages clean and bright, folding maps in excellent condition.

$39.15

A Description of the Soil-Geology of Ireland, Based Upon Geological Survey Maps and Records, with Notes on Climate
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A Description of the Soil-Geology of Ireland, Based Upon Geological Survey Maps and Records, with Notes on Climate

By J R Kilroe

Dublin: HMSO, 1907. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 751 . Black (?) blind-stamped cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 300 pages, geological map to rear pocket, geological sketch map of Ireland as Frontispiece, illustrations from photographs, sketches, diagrams etc. Condition notes: Boards knocked at corners, fore-edges somewhat grubby, map to rear pocket showing some wear at intersection of folds, one tear along a fold, but clean and bright. Age toning to pages.

$39.15

The Nearer East
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The Nearer East

By D G Hogarth

London: Henry Frowde, 1905. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 1045 8vo. In the Regions of the World series. Green cloth-covered boards, gilt decoration to front board, gilt titles to spine, 296 pages including Index, 5 maps, of which 4 are folding, numerous maps, diagrams etc in run of text. Condition notes: Some foxing to title page and frontispiece map, occasional light spotting here and there elsewhere, considerable foxing to last page of index, boards rather bumped and rubbed, text block edges soiled. Binding firm, pages clean, maps in bright, clean condition.

$39.15

The Study of Geological Maps

By Gertrude L Elles

London: Cambridge University Press, 1921. 1. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 354 4to. Brown cloth-covered boards, black titles and crest to front board, black titles to spine, 74 pages plus map bound in at rear. Ex-library (UK Air Minstry) with a single library stamp to front free end paper. Based on lectures given for Girton and Newnham College students. Condition notes: Boards soiled and rubbed, internally clean and unmarked, with the exception of the single library mark and some minor marks from a previous owner and/or seller to front nd papers.

$26.10

Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Prestwich MA DCL, FRS, Formerly Professor of Geology in the University of Oxford.
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Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Prestwich MA DCL, FRS, Formerly Professor of Geology in the University of Oxford.

By G A Prestwich

Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1899. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 850 8vo. Written by Sir Joseph's widow, and with a Summary of Geological Work written by Sir Archibald Geikie. Many full-page illustrations. Blue cloth-covered boards, 444 pages including Index. Condition notes: Boards a little bumped, spine very faded, soiling to external page edges (especially along the bottom edges), light tanning/foxing to title page and to Frontispiece opposite. Binding firm, pages clean and bright.

$32.63

Report by the Hydrographer of the Navy for the year 1961
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Report by the Hydrographer of the Navy for the year 1961

Hydrographic Office, 1962. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 81 8vo. Stapled pamphlet, 31 pages in all, illustrations from photographs, fold-out map in pocket at rear, map across centre pages showing surveying activities overseas in 1961, map of British Isles surveying activities opposite page 1. Condition notes: A little bumped at the corners but clean and sound. Map to rear in excellent condition.

$15.66

The Geological Map, An Elementary Text Book For Students Of Geography And Geology
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The Geological Map, An Elementary Text Book For Students Of Geography And Geology

By Kenneth W Earle

London: Methuen, 1936. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 227 8vo. Green cloth-covered boards, orange titles to front board and spine, 96 pages. Condition notes: Light foxing/dust soiling to external page edges, otherwise a clean, bright copy.

$19.58

Submarine Geology
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Submarine Geology

By Francis P Shepard

New York: Harper and Bros, 1948. 1. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 869 8vo. Brown cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to boards and spine, 348 pp including appendices and index. Some illustrations from photographs, one folding map. Large octavo in size. Condition notes: Some age-toning to end papers and half title, blank label stuck to front paste down, boards rubbed, but binding firm and pages clean and unmarked. Fold-out map in very god condition.

$15.66

The History of the Geological Society of London

By Horace B. Woodward

London: Geological Society, 1907. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 926 4to. Inscribed "To Fred'k. L. Woodward from HBW [presumably the author] 16th Aug '07". Illustrated with portraits of significant figures. Brown cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 336 pages including Appendices and Index. Condition notes: Some bumping and rubbing to boards and text block, titles age-dulled, tanning to front free end paper and light foxing to half title and title page. Fore-edges uncut (ie untrimmed) and inevitably grubby.

$45.68

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