A Field guide in Colour MINERALS
Octopus Books , 1989 New Edition. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Packed weight 600g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; ISBN: 0706439295. Inventory No: 0020842. (Book ref. 0020842) £4.00
A Collector's Guide to Minerals Rocks and Gemstones in Cornwall & Devon
Bradford Barton, 1968 First Edition. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Good + Book. Packed weight 170g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 300 grams. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 0010891. (Book ref. 0010891) £4.00
MINERALS AND METALS: THEIR NATURAL HISTORY AND USES IN THE ARTS WITH INCIDENTAAL ACCOUNTS OF MINES AND MINING
(Parker 1852 6th edn revised) 16mo hbk. 256pp bw engravings, some full page. Good (Book ref. 7425) £25.00
THE MINES OF NEPTUNE - MINERALS AND METALS FROM THE SEA
(Abrams 1985) 4to 156pp. bw & col ills. F/F (Book ref. 3888) £9.50
GEOLOGY OF CUMBRIA - Lakeland's Rocks and Minerals Explained.
Clapham. Dalesman. 1979. Paperback. 80 pages. B.w. illustrations. V.g. in v.g. papercover with evidence of small label removal from front cover and title page (old pricing labels). ISBN: 0-85206-407-1. (Book ref. 1812) £5.95
GEOLOGY OF CUMBRIA - Lakeland's Rocks and Minerals Explained.
Clapham, North Yorkshire. Dalesman. 1977. lst edn. Paperback. 80 pages. B.w. illustrations. Fine in a near-fine papercover. ISBN: 0-85206-407-1. (Book ref. 3735) £7.95
A Guide to the Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones of Southern Africa
Cape Town: C. Struik, 1976. 1st Edition. Softcover. First Edition. 4to. 96 pp. Colour plates. Fold-out chart at rear. Very clean. VG+ (Book ref. 03762) £8.00
On Cretaceous Ammonoidea from Angola, collected by Professor J. W. Gregory;
Edinburgh Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. LIII, Part I, session 1921--1922, 1922. Also contains; Shackleton Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917, Geological Observations in the Weddell Sea Area, by Wordie, J. M.; Geological Observations in the South Shetlands, the Palmer Archipelago and Graham Land, Antarctica, by Ferguson, D.; A Contribution to the Petrography of the South Shetland Islands, the Palmer Archipelago and the Danco Land Coast, Graham Land, Antarctica, by Tyrrell, G. W.; On the Innes Wilson Collection of Rocks and Minerals fron the South Shetland Islands and Trinity Island, by Thomas, H. H.; Supplementary Note on the Geology of Benguella in relation to its Cephalopos and the History of the South Atlantic, by Gregory, J. W.; The Archaean and Torridonian Formations and the Later Intrusive Igneous Rocks of Iona, by Jehu, T. J., plus 6 others, SOFTBACK, with original printed card wrappers, pages: 275, many plates and text-figures, roy. 4to. 240mm x 311mm (9.5" x 12.25"), ex-academic library with stamp on front wrapper only, wrappers slightly soiled and worn with small losses on front fore-edge, top and bottom corners missing from lower wrapper, signature of H.H. Read on front wrapper, otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce. 1.4Kg (Book ref. 6378) £50.00
Conversations on Geology: comprising a Familiar Explanation of the Huttonian and Wernerian Systems, The Mosaic Geology as explained by Mr Granville Penn and the Later Discoveries of Prof. Buckand, Humboldt, Dr. Maculloch, and Others;
London, J. W. Southgate & Son, 1840. HARDBACK, original blind-embossed red cloth with highly ornamented gilt spine, coloured frontispiece, vignette title-page, pages: xvii, 309, all edges gilt, many illus. - including 1 large folding coloured geological map of England and Wales (with tear repaired), sm. 8vo. 98mm x 162mm (3.75" x 6.5") former owner's name on front end-paper, head, tail and corners lightly bumped, otherwise a fine, bright copy of a rare item. (Book ref. 6390) £60.00
Fodinae Regales or the History, Laws and Places of the Chief Mines and Minerals Works in England, Wales, and the English Pale in Ireland. As Also of the Mint and Mony. With a Clavis Explaining Some Difficult Words Relating to Mines, &c
Hardback Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; Facsimile edition 1982 Large 8vo All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destination Very Good (Book ref. 537084) £35.00
Hong Kong Minerals
Hong Kong: Urban Council & Urban Services Department, 1978 First edition, paperback, near fine condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, mapped endpapers, 80 pages, colour photo illustrations----------Contents include: Introduction; Geological Setting; Mode of Mineral Occurance; Description of minerals - native elements, sulphides, halides, oxides and hydroxides, carbonates, tungstates, phosphates, silicates; References; Index of Minerals; Index of Localities; Chemical Symbols; Glossary of Geological and Mineralogical Terms."Excellent condition. (Book ref. 1777) £15.00
Homoeopathy and Minerals
The Netherlands: Stichting Alonnissos, 1999. Fifth Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 9074817017 N.B. Corners of covers slightly creased. Previous owners inscription to inside cover. 296pp. (Book ref. 028113) £15.00
Perthshire - Cambridge County Geographies.
University Press Cambridge, 1912 First Edition 180pp, owner's signature, endpapers are maps, Good+ A history of Perthshire. (Book ref. 49342) £15.00
Divining the Art of Searching for Water, Oil, Minerals and Other Natural Resources or Anything Lost, Missing or Badly Needed
London: Macdonald and Jane's, 1980. Illustrated by Thomas Heston. First Edition. 4to. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which would be very good but for some fading to the spine. 340pp. Illustrations in text. (Book ref. 2709) £15.00
The Natural History of Norway: Containing, A Particular and Accurate Account of the Temperature of the Air, the Different Soils, Waters, Vegetables, Metals, Minerals, Stones, Beasts, Birds, and Fishes; together with the Dispositions, Customs, and Manner of Living Inhabitants: Interspersed with Physiological Notes from Eminent Writes, and Transactions of Academies.
London: A. Linde, 1755. First English edition. Folio. Two parts in one volume. xxiii, (1), 206 pp; vii, (1), 291, (13) pp. Handsomely bound in recent full tortoiseshell calf for Sotherans, spine with raised bands, double gilt rules to compartments and edges of boards, twin gilt lettered red labels. Large folding map after Johann Baptist Homann and twenty eight copper engraved plates. Very occasional light browning in the second part, a very short closed tear without loss to inner margin of map, in very good condition overall. The author, already a noted writer and antiquarian in the region, was appointed to the position of Bishop of Bergen in 1747, a position he held until 1754 before returning to Copenhagen. The first edition of the first part, in Danish, was published in 1752, the second part a year later. Amongst other works, Pontoppidan subsequently commenced work on Den Danske Atlas, the great atlas and description of the region, completed and published between 1763 and 1781. (Book ref. 19607) £2400.00
Illustrated encyclopedia of minerals.
New York: Gallery Books, 1990. VG+ grey glazed boards with col illus. No d/w. 22.25cms x 29cms, 192pp. Grey/white illus eps; col frontis; col & some b/w illus throughout. Intro, 7 chaps, reading list & index.. Clean & unmarked within. Weight 990g. (Book ref. 3570) £7.50
Prospecting for gemstones and minerals.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1970. Revised 2nd edn. Good++ beige h/b with brown lettering to spine; Good+ brown d/w with black illus & black lettering, not pc, chipped, with small white library classmark. 16cms x 23.5cms, 397pp. 133 b/w figs. 9 chaps, appendices, index. Browned page edges. Faint remains of sellotape to covers & library sheet to ffep; small library stamp o/w clean, sturdy unmarked copy. Weight 844g. (Book ref. 2831) £20.00
The science of geology.
London: Blandford Press, 1968. 1st. VG red h/b with gilt lettering to spine. VG+ col illus d/w, price clipped with some chips & small tear. 15.5cms x 22cms, 272pp. 281 col & 295 b/w illus. 10 chaps, further reading & index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 690g. 71370473X. (Book ref. 3454) £4.00
The illustrated encyclopedia of minerals and rocks.
London: The Promotional Reprint Co/Select Editions, 1992. Ed: Randolph Lucas. Photos: Frantisek Tvrz. trans: Vera Gissing. VG black/brown illus laminated h/b. VG identical d/w, not p/c or chipped, sl edgewear. 17cms x 23.5cms, 351pp. 390 b/w & col illus. 11 chaps, bib, index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 976g. 1856480690. (Book ref. 3361) £8.00
The planet earth. Seas, climates, continents.
Wembley: The Leisure Circle, 1984. Life and Science series. Vol 2. Intro: Prof Ewart Walton. VG black cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG col illus d/w. not pc or chipped. 20.5cms x 29cms, 157pp. Preface, intro, 8 chaps, glossary, index, bib, credits. Col frontis + col ilus & photos throughout. "From beginnings of our understanding of earth through to most recent studies in geology." Clean, unmarked text. Weight 760g. (Book ref. 1239) £4.25