Travels in North America, in the years 1841-2; with Geological Observations on The United States, Canada and Nova Scotia. Charles LYELL.
Travels in North America, in the years 1841-2; with Geological Observations on The United States, Canada and Nova Scotia.

Travels in North America, in the years 1841-2; with Geological Observations on The United States, Canada and Nova Scotia.

New York. Wiley and Putnam. 1845. Hardcover. 12mo, 2 volumes in One, vii,251 & vi,231,[10]pp., ads., with 1 hand-coloured folding plate, colour map, 1 folding engraved view (Niagara Falls), 2 engraved folding plates, large coloured folding map, text illustrations, original cloth boards rebacked in modern cloth, gilt titles, very good to fine copy. (cdn) T.P.L. 2539, Sabin 42761. Howes L-575. . - This edition not in Lande. Waterson p74. London edition. - A leading scientist in the Darwinian years, Lyell found at Beauport, along the lower St. Lawrence, at Halifax and Pictou, at Niagara and Gananogue, fossil deposits suggesting cataclysmic pre-history. From Toronto, riding north on horse-back over the circling ridges, he checked the possibility of a vast sea as forerunner of the Great Lakes. The journal form of this important two volume work adds immediacy. (Waterston). - Lyell travelled extensively throughout Canada and the United States, from up-state New York to the Carolinas, through Kentucky, Ohio, and into Canada, where he travelled from Niagara to Toronto, Kingston, Montreal and Nova Scotia. (1). Near Fine. Item #37852

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