Lot 219: Smith (William, Engineer & Mineralogist)



2015-10-06 14:40:04

Lot 219: Smith (William, Engineer & Mineralogist). Observations on the Utility, Form and Management of Water Meadows, and the Draining and Irrigating of Peat Bogs, with an Account of Prisley Bog, and other Extraordinary Improvements, Conducted for His Grace the Duke of Bedford, Thomas William Coke, Esq. M.P. and Others, 1st edition, Norwich & London, 1806, one folding engraved plate as frontispiece only (lacking plate 2), trimmed to lower edge with loss of ruled border, occasional spotting to few leaves at rear, modern quarter calf, 8vo. A scarce early work by William Smith (1769-1839), who was known as "the Father of English Geology", and famous for producing the first geological map of Britain which was published in 1815. (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: £300-500
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