Foot-prints Of The Creator: Or, The Asterolepsis Of Stromness..
Bound in full morocco, deeply hand tooled in blind; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated by gilt and blind stamping with contrasting green title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bevelled edges. All edges red. Front hinge starting to crack and light wear to extremities. occasional scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Copperplate school prize inscription, 1862, on second free endpaper.
Adam and Charles Black; London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co.,
With memoir by louis agassiz.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.25 inches. lxxii + 352 pp.
Illustrated by 67 wood engraved text figures. Decorated by initial.
First published in 1849, this is an examination of the early flora and vertebrates found in the fossil record of the Scottish strata. Hugh Miller of Cromarty (1802-56) was a renowned, self-taught Scottish geologist. The asterlolepsis was a Devonian placoderm fish. This edition includes a memoir of the geologist by Louis Agassiz (1807-73, Swiss-American biologist and geologist, and prefatory remarks by his wife and literary executor, Lydia Miller. In a handsomely bound prize binding.
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