Author: John Macculloch
Publisher: London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green 1824
First edition. With the bookplates of Richard and Cecilie Harrington and Christopher Turnor in each volume.
8vo., 4 volumes in full speckled calf with border in blind, some-time rebacked, spine with gilt rules and contrasting labels. Boards showing some signs of silverfish (?) nibbling which has caused some patches of light surface abrasion with one small hole on upper board of volume 2. Notwithstanding an attractive set.
John MacCulloch FRS (6 October 1773 – 21 August 1835) was a Scottish geologist. He was the first geologist to be employed by the government in Britain and is best known for his pioneering texts on geology and for producing the first geological maps of Scotland. He introduced the word "malaria" into the English language.