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WHITEHURST, John (1713--1788)
An inquiry into the original state and formation of the earth; deduced from facts and the laws of nature. The second edition, considerably enlarged, and illustrated with plates. By John Whitehurst, F.R.S.
London: printed for W. Bent, 1786.
[12], 283, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., VII pl. (5 fold.) : tables ; 27.0 cm. (4º)

Originally published in 1778. Whitehurst was a scientific instrument maker and clockmaker who also made a contribution to geology in his identification of the volcanic origins of basalt and of the significance of geological strata. ESTC t152812.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with a copy of Whitehurst's An attempt towards obtaining invariable measures, 1787 (q.v.).

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 501


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