London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1829. First edition. Full Leather. 22 x 13.5 cm. Octavo. (6) LV, (1) 621 pgs,(errata) 7 plates, (2) pages. Bound in contemporary brown leather with embossed stamp "The Society of Writers to the Signet"on front and back cover. The spine has been rebacked, preserving most of the original . 5 raised bands to spine. Red endlabel. In addition to the 7 full page plates (complete) in rear there are 50 in-text wood engravings. Library bookplate and previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Some scattered light pencil notations in the text. Boards are rubbed. Very Good. Item #54881
Ure was a scriptual geologist, which was coming out of favor by the time of this publication. He was a critic of Werner and Hutton's theories. This work seeks to communicate his understanding of Geology to the common people while defending the scriptual view of creation. Ure was an accomplished chemist though his work on geology drew considerable criticism.