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Carlton View
17 Main Street
Normanton-on-Cliffe
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG32 3BH
Contact William Laywood
Telephone 01400 251865
Mobile 07552 909496
Specialists English Literature, Medical, Science, Bindings, Unusual Antiquarian Books on a wide variety of subjects
Forest Books
Stand C06

MARTIN (William)

Petrificata Derbiensia; or, Figures and Descriptions Collected in Derbyshire., Wigan: Printed by D. Lyon, 1809

First edition, volume one [all published], 4to (240 x 185), [2], ix, [1 blank], [50 leaves, including sub-title leaf), 28, ii, iipp., with half-title, contains 54 hand-coloured engraved plates accompanied by letterpress description, a couple of references add in a neat hand, hole to blank margin of plate 31, expertly bound in a period binding of half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, morocco title label, a handsome copy.

Provenance
Provenance: Neat book label of the Geological Survey Office, Northern England.

Note
William Martin (1767 – 1810) was an English naturalist and paleontologist who proposed that science should use fossils as evidence to support the study of natural history. This, his second publication, is Dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks, it describes the Carboniferous limestone and other fossils of Derbyshire, and is illustrated with his own engravings. Owing to his illness, the intended second volume, on fossils (especially plants) from coal strata, never appeared.

Bibliography
Nissen ZBI 2715; Upcott I, 143.
£1,245