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KENDALL, Percy Fry, & Herbert E. Wroot.

Geology of Yorkshire.

An Illustration of the Evolution of Northern England.

[Vienna], Printed for the authors, 1924 Stock Code: 140127

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First edition, first impression, Percy Fry Kendall's retained copy though unmarked as such, with his editorial notation in pencil and occasionally blue ink to the text of volume I, and a loosely inserted manuscript note in his hand commenting on the sub-arctic tundra. Kendall (1856-1936) was one of the most well-respected theorists in the field of glacial geology. This work, developed from a series of local lectures, has long been considered "the handbook of every Yorkshire geologist", the second section consisting of "a route-guide for more than a hundred field excursions by train or on foot in Yorkshire, arranged systematically for those who, without loss of time, would examine for themselves the geological features of the county" (Fearnsides, p. 62). His co-author, Herbert Wroot, was the editor of the Yorkshire Post, secretary and editor of the Yorkshire Geological Society, and chairman of the council of the Brontë Society.

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2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines in gilt, frame ruled in blind to front covers.


Frontispieces, 72 plates, some of which are folding, and numerous illustrations in the text.


Negligible rubbing to board edges, foxing to edges of book block, overall a near-fine copy.


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