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An important early work on American geology and geography.
"Interesting valuable, and scientific" - Sabin. ----- "Lyell's powers of close, accurate observation, coupled with his judicious temper, render his works on America among the best of his generation" - Clark. --------- “a critic of Darwin” (ODNB).
While researching for his book, his trips into the field included Canada, Richmond, Norfolk, the Dismal Swamp, Charleston, Augusta, and west to Cincinnati.
The resulting 2 volume book, with some 90 pages devoted to his travels in the South, is considered one of the most accurate of his time. Among the topics that interested him in the South were geology, soil erosion, steamboats, morality, social classes, and Southern customs and institutions.
2 volumes, dark brown publisher’s cloth with blind stamped decorations with faded spine titles. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Small rubs on lower corners. Top spine bands pulled. Minor damp-stain lower gutter not affecting text. Pages 233 – 242 are wrinkled on fore-edge.
8vo; [i-iv] [ ]  2-251pp blank ; [i-iii]  2-197pp blank. 19cm, 7.75 in tall.
Title: Travels in North America, in the Years 1841-2; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia
Illustrator: Illustrated with several drawings. This issue does not contain a folding map and larger plates of the first edition.
Edition: Later Edition. This one not found in OCLC.
Publisher: New York:, Wiley & Putnam,: 1856.
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 008926