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Travels, comprising observations made during a residence in the Tarentaise,

and various parts of the Grecian and Pennine Alps and in Switzerland and Auvergne in the years 1820, 1821, and 1822.

Stock Code 93671

London, Longman, Hunt, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1823

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The account of a lengthy tour made by the geologist Bakewell (1767-1843), accompanied by his second wife. The work contains an early description in English of the volcanic geology of the Auvergne and insights into the ages of alpine rocks based on fossils. Because of disputes that Bakewell had with the Geological Society, there were few reviews and the work is not as well known as it deserves. The colour plates are very attractive.

First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xvi, 381; vii, 447 pp., 4 hand-coloured aquatint plates, occasional light spotting, decorated endpapers, bookplate, contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, a very attractive example.

Abbey (Travel), 56.
Provenance

Provenance: Robert Hyde Greg (bookplate).

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Travels, comprising observations made during a residence in the Tarentaise,

BAKEWELL, Robert.

Stock code: 93671

$2,540.00

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