Volcanos. The Character of Their Phenomena, Their Share in the Structure and Composition of the Surface of the Globe, and Their Relation to Its Internal Forces. With a Descriptive Catalogue of All Known Volcanoes and Volcanic Formation.

By: Scrope, G. Poulett

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Spine faded. Narrow splits to gutters at hinges. Moderate foxing to the frontispiece and title page, heavy foxing to the tissue guard. Some staining and abrasions to cloth on rear board. Provenance: Owner's signature "Arthur Sudbury / Halstead, June 1882"; Bookseller's ticket "Libreria Hoepli - F. Furchheim - Napoli"; Professor Ron Keam, author of "Tarawera" (1988) (no ownership markings of Professor Keam). ; "Second edition, revised and enlarged." [2 (half-title leaf)], xi, [1 (Corrigenda)], 23 (Prefatory Remarks to the Reissue), [1 (blank)], 506, (483)-490 (Index), [2 (blank)] pages + 24 pages advertisements + frontispiece + 1 folding map + Errata slip. Numerous small in-text woodcut illustrations. Red pebble grain cloth boards with gilt lettering and rule on spine. Gilt illustration on front board "Eruption of Vesuvius as seen from Naples October.1822." Page dimensions: 219 x 138mm. Contents: Introductory; General View of Volcanic Action; Phenomena of Ordinary Subaerial Eruption; Examination of Volcanic Phenomena; Disposition of the Fragmentary Ejections; Outflow and Disposition of Lava; Mineral Characters and Composition of Lavas; Volcanic Mountains; On Craters of Volcanic Mounotains; Subaqueous Volcanos; Systems of Volcanos; Relation of Plutonic to Volcanic Action; Appendix - Descriptive Catalogue of Volcanoes and Volcanic Formations. "During the last ten years, however, a considerable number of earthquakes and eruptions, of various degrees of intensity, have occured in districts habitually subject to similar occurences." - from the "Prefatory Remarks to the Reissue", page 1. "My Dear Lyell, When the First Edition of this Work saw the light, now seven-and-thiry years ago, I had the honour of being your Colleague in the Secretaryship of the Geological Society." - from the printed dedication to Sir Charles Lyell, dated 1862. The frontispiece is a chromolithograph titled: "Eruption of Vesuvius, as seen from Naples, October, 1822", printed by Day & Son.

Title: Volcanos. The Character of Their Phenomena, Their Share in the Structure and Composition of the Surface of the Globe, and Their Relation to Its Internal Forces. With a Descriptive Catalogue of All Known Volcanoes and Volcanic Formation.

Author Name: Scrope, G. Poulett

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer: 1872

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21264