MORRIS, John. A Series of large geological Diagrams, illustrating the Principles of this important and practical Science, comprising elementary Section of the Earth's Crust, Table of the Order of Succession of the stratified Rocks, forms of Stratification, Section of the London Basin ... the carboniferous Group - Coal and Iron strata, mining - Section of a copper Mine, Interior of a Staffordshire Coal Mine. With explanatory Notes upon each Diagram. Contents includes a large hand-coloured fold-out woodcut plate, double page coloured chart, four double-page hand-coloured woodcut plates with text and one double-page hand-coloured lithograph with text. Large folio, 510 x 340 mm, bound in publisher's printed wrappers. In a new green cloth folding box. London: J. Reynolds ND [ca.1878].
A rare set of striking colour pedagogical plates relating to geology and mining. Cross sections of the earths crust are clearly delineated with careful hand colouring providing the reader with both a useful and attractive publication. The publisher, Reynolds, advertises on the front wrapper that they won a prize medal for their educational diagrams at the International Exhibition, 1862. The work is undated, however one of the plates is dated 1878.
OCLC lists only 2 copies in the US at Cornell and Linda Hall. Wrappers worn, but the interior is fine.
Item nr. 164759