Lot 214: MacCulloch (John). A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, including the Isle of Man, comprising an Account of their Geological Structure, with Remarks on their Agriculture, Scenery and Antiquities, 3 volumes (including plates volume), 1st ed., 1819, half-titles, thirty-three engraved plates (including 1 folding and 1 hand-coloured), ten engraved geological maps (including 9 hand-coloured and 2 folding), occasional light spotting, edges untrimmed, text volumes 1 & 2 rebacked in original boards, both rebacked preserving original spines, volume 3 (plates vol.) in modern quarter blue sheep spine, original printed label relaid to upper cover, 8vo & 4to. Challinor 93; Ward & Carozzi 1443. This work 'Contains an enormous number of significant facts on the geology of western Scotland about which practically nothing was previously known' (Challinor p.89). (3)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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