London: John Murray, 1851. Third Edition. Hardcover. 22.5 x 14 cm. Octavo. [xvi], 512 pages, 16 pages ads dated February 1851. Frontispiece plate. Bound in modern blue cloth with new endpapers. Small ~1.5 cm crack to hinge of rear board. Some light rubbing to the edges of the boards. This is the 3rd edition of Lyell's Elements of Geology and the first with this title. Illustrated with 520 woodcuts and plates. There is some creasing to the top right corner of the pages. Very Good. Item #52625
"Elements" was intended as a 4th book to Lyell's "Principles of Geology" covers different information. Each edition was revised with the most up to date information in the field.