Sale: 301 / Rare Books, May 22./23. 2006 Lot 146

 
Charles Lyell - Principles of geology, 3 Bde.


 
146
Charles Lyell
Principles of geology, 3 Bde.
Estimate:
€ 650 / $ 774
Sold:
€ 1,190 / $ 1.416

(incl. 19% surcharge)
Lot description
Lyell, Ch., Principles of Geolgy, being an attempt to explain the former changes of the earth's surface, by reference to causes now in operation. 3 Bde. Mit 3 gest. kolor. Frontispizen (2 in Aquatinta), 3 (2 kolor. und gefalt.) gest. Karten, 5 (1 kolor.) gest. Tafeln und 133 (90 kolor.) Textillustrationen. London, J. Murray 1832-33. Pp. d. Zt. mit RSch. Gr.-8vo. XVI, 586 S., 1 Bl. (Verlagsanz); XII, 330 S., 1 Bl.; XXXI, 398, 109 S., 1 Bl. Verlagsanz.
Horblit 70. - Dibner 96. - Sparrow 140. - Norman 1178. - Honeyman 2077. - Band I in zweiter, Bd. II und III in erster Ausgabe. "A classic by the father of modern geology, presenting the doctrine of uniformitarianism, namely the processes of the past must be judged by those of the present. This was important in the development of the Darwinian theory of evolotion." (Horblitt). - Tlw. stockfleckig. Kapitale eingerissen bzw. mit Fehlstellen, Einband von Bd. I mit Gebrauchspuren, VGelenk beschädigt. Vol. I in second, vols. II and III in first edition, uncut copy. - With 3 engraved hand-colored frontispices (in vol. II and III in aquatint), 3 (2 hand-colored and folded) engraved maps, 5 (1 hand-colored) engraved plates and 133 (90 hand-colored) textillustrations. - Partly foexed. Extremities spines partly torn and with defective spots, binding of vol I with traces of use, front hinge broken and taped.

146
Charles Lyell
Principles of geology, 3 Bde.
Estimate:
€ 650 / $ 774
Sold:
€ 1,190 / $ 1.416

(incl. 19% surcharge)