Remarks on the Australian Gold Fields. [in:] Memoirs of the literary and philosophical society of Manchester. Third series. First volume.

London, H Baillière, 1862.

4to, pp. viii, 423, [1] blank, 42, list of donations received, 20, list of Council and members, with 7 plates, 3 in colour and one double-page and 7 folding plates and charts; first few leaves slightly soiled, some light foxing to the plates, but a very good copy bound in the original publisher’s cross-grained cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to spine; worn and sunned, joints cracked, hinges strengthened; with a presentation bookplate from the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester to its counterpart in Glasgow to the front pastedown, stamps of the Glasgow Philsophical Society, the London Mathematical Society, and the University College London Library to the title and a few other leaves, withdrawn stamp to front pastedown.


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First edition. Jevon’s contribution is printed on pp. 115-130 and consists of a geological discussion on the Australian gold fields originally read before the society on November 15th, 1859. A separately paginated offprint with an imprint of 1861 is recorded, though Inoue & White give precedence to, and the other imprint is described as an offprint of, the present volume.

Inoue & White 39.

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