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1 Buckland W (Rev) ; Reliquiae Diluvianae :or, Observations on the Organic Remains Contained in Caves, Fissures, and Diluvial Gravel, and on other Geological Phenomena, attesting the action of an Universal Deluge
London 1824 2nd ed Hardcover Very Good 
vii + 303pp, 27pls & maps inc some hand coloured and some folding, 2 figs, half leather, gilt lines around boards, marbling on the front/back/ board & page edges, new front / end paper, end paper sympathetic, 27 x 22cm book has been rebound, two private ex lib plates on first page, spine tanned, shelf wear, light scuffs on cover/cover edges, internally clean A splendid copy of this key archaeological work first published in 1823. The second edition included a reply to opinions expressed by the French geologist Monsieur Cuvier. Buckland was the first Reader of Geology at Oxford and later became Dean of Westminster.He was a proponent of the catastrophic geological approach to the problem of early man and tried to reconcile the evidence of fossils and geological deposits with the biblical chronology of Archbishop Ussher. This book recounts a number of important cave explorations including the discovery of the Red Lady of Paviland. 62489

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