Geological Observations in South Australia: Principally in the District South-East of Adelaide
23cm x 15cm. xvii, 404, 6 plates, black and white illustrations in text. Green cloth, blind decoration, gilt lettering.
Julian Edmund Woods (1832-1889), was an English Catholic priest, geologist, and cofounder of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart with Mary Mackillop. In this volume he describes the South East in detail, covering the tertiary limestones, sand dunes, Naracoorte Caves and the Mount Gambier volcanoes.
Hinges reinforced. Cracked at centre gathering, still intact but cocked. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Minor foxing and soiling. Crown fore-edge corner of half title repaired. 1.5cm closed tear to margin of plate opposite page 228. Minor pencil marginalia. Library stamps of Portland Free Library. Bookseller’s emboss of Bookseller Stationer, Hindley Street. Previous owner’s name. Fair Condition.
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