An Inquiry Into The Original State And Formation Of The Earth; Deduced From Facts And The Laws Of Nature. John Whitehurst.

An Inquiry Into The Original State And Formation Of The Earth; Deduced From Facts And The Laws Of Nature

London: Printed for the Author, 1778. First edition. Hardcover. 199 pages. 26.5 x 22.53 cm. Nine numbered plates on four leaves. John Whitehurst of Derby, a clock maker, engineer and scientist made clocks for Matthew Bolton. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1779. He contributed to the evolution of geology as a major science. Benjamin Franklin, Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgewood were collaborators in geological investigation, and he sent Franklin an outline of this work, propounding a theory to enable geologists to predict which rocks might exist beneath those close to the surface, including detailed section diagrams through the strata in Derbyshire as part of his evidence. Whitehurst was the eldest member of The Lunar Society and introduced Joseph Wright of Derby to the Lunar circle. Subscriber List. Errata sheet, half-title, rubbing to fore-edges, internally clean and fresh. Modern reback and recorner, brown calf, contemporary marbled boards. Very good. Item #18199

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