Second edition. Title continues "with Illustrations Of Their Natural History". Illustrated with two plates and two maps, including folding frontis map of Iceland. Lacks small piece at head of engraved title page; cloth now rubbed overall and a little worn at extremities, gilt still bright; interesting church library bookplate.
Nicol was a Scottish geologist and mineralogist whose studies of the rock formations of the Southern Uplands laid some of the groundwork for modern studies of the area. During the last 25+ years of his academic career he was professor of natural history at the University of Aberdeen, during which time he published several works on the geology and mineralogy of his homeland.
Author Nicol, James
Binding Publisher's original light brown cloth, titled in gilt on spine and gilt wreath on front cover.
Publisher Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd
Condition Near fine