WATSON (White)

A Delineation of the Strata of Derbyshire, Forming the Surface from Bolsover in the East to Buxton in the West, by a plate, designed from a tablet, composed of the specimens of each stratum within the above line, With an Explanatory Account of the same; Together with a Description of the Fossils found in these Strata; and also of the Nature and Quality of the respective Soils.

Published: Sheffield: Printed by W. Todd,

Date: 1811

First edition, 4to, [2], viii, [2], iii, [1], 76, [2, advert]pp., folding engraved plate of strata with with key leaf, old signature of G. A. Garton [?], one plate of the first vase made of Blue John, orig. printed boards, rebacked.

Bibliography
Challinor, 25.

Note
White Watson (1760-1835), sculptor, marble-worker, and mineral-dealer. Lived at Bakewell, Derbyshire, where travellers visited his museum-shop. Here, in this rare publication, Watson here describes “Derbyshire strata, with a section across them. The section is nearly two feet long; the general broad anticlinal structure is well shown, but the vertical scale is so enormously exaggerated as to distort the natural arrangement.”—Challinor.

£975

Offered by Forest Books