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Fossils from the Triassic and Cretaceous period in Sussex

DIXON, Frederick.
The geology and fossils of the tertiary and cretaceous formations of Sussex.
London, Richard and John Edward Taylor, 1850. Large 4to (32 x 24.5 cm). With a hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 44 lithographed and engraved plates (including 2 coloured by hand and 2 double-page). Contemporary green cloth, new endpapers. XVI, I-XVI, 422, [2] pp.
€ 700
First edition of a richly illustrated geological and palaeontological description of Sussex, England, during the Triassic and Cretaceous period, by Frederick Dixon. The work was published posthumously and edited by the British biologist and palaeontologist Richard Owen (1804-1892). The text is divided into three parts, the last part being a catalogue of numerous animal and vegetable fossils excavated in different areas. The first part describes the formations in Selsey, Bracklesham Bay, Bognor, Worthing and the Sussex coast. The second part compares the chalk formations in Sussex to those in Europe. Each plate depicts between 4 and 30 fossils.
Some foxing. Spine restored. Overall in very good condition. BMC NH, p. 466; not in Zittel.
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