London: Pickering, 1836. 2 vols. 8vo. xvi, 599, ; vii, , 128 pp., plus the advertisements at the beginning of vol. 2. FIRST EDITION. With 87 plates (69 full-page and many folding), including 1 very large coloured by hand. Old cloth-backed boards, somewhat scuffed, interiors excellent. Inscribed by the author. Item #14530
First edition of this celebrated Bridgewater Treatise by Buckland, first professor of geology in England and winner of the Royal Society's Copley Medal. His exploration and research were of major importance, and his contributions to geology were instrumental to its integration with other sciences at Oxford. Buckland was so popular that all of his colleagues, including Lyell, considered themselves his pupil. For a detailed description of this author and his work, see Charles Gillispie, Genesis and Geology, 1959.