DU TOIT, A. L.
Our Wandering Continents.
An Hypothesis of Continental Drifting.
First edition, first impression. The South African geologist Alexander Logie du Toit (1878–1948) was an early supporter of the theory of continental drift proposed by Alfred Wegener (1880–1930). However, du Toit differed from Wegener in terms of the number of supercontinents envisaged: Wegener suggested a single original continent (Pangaea) while du Toit instead proposed two continents (Laurasia and Gondwana).
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Octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. With 48 maps and diagrams. Near contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Boards gently splayed, head of spine slightly bumped, light crease to fore margin of first few leaves. An excellent copy in a likewise excellent jacket with toned spine and rear panel, lightly nicked and chipped extremities, minor loss to head of spine, and a short closed tear to top of front panel.