Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1853. Ninth and Entirely Revised Edition. Hardcover. 23 x 15 cm. Octavo. 835 pages. 5 plates, one of which is a fold-out map. Grey boards. Some rubbing to the boards. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Very Good. Item #53775
Originally published between 1830-1833, each edition of Lyell's work was updated with new information and revisions. Lyell's popularization of Huttonian theory - "the present is the key to the past" is considered one of the most important books in the study of geology.