First German translation of a famous book with its quintessential earth's crust profile

Buckland, W.

Die Urwelt und ihre Wunder. Aus dem Englischen des W. Buckland, von Friedrich Werner.

Published 1837
Item ID 23962

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Stuttgart, Paul Neff, 1837. 8vo (20.3 x 12.7 cm). 406 pp.; 41 lithographed plates [1-39, 10.2, 13.2], including one large, folded, hand-coloured engraved geological profile with 15 different colours. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title and ornaments. Speckled edges.

The first German translation of William Buckland's famous textbook on geology and mineralogy, with reference to natural theology. This German edition was published in the series, "Die Natur, ihre Wunder und Geheimnisse, oder die Bridgewater-Bücher. Aus dem Englischen vom Redakteur des Morgenblatters Dr. Hermann Hauff und Anderen". Plate 10.2 bound in reverse; small library stamp on title page; several plates browned due to the quality of the paper, otherwise very good; the long, folding hand-coloured profile with a few small spots but otherwise in an excellent condition. DSB 2, p. 567-568.

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