JOURNAL OF A TOUR Through North Wales and Part of Shropshire; With Observations in Mineralogy, and Other Branches of Natural History AIKIN Arthur 177
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VG, 1st & only ed, 1797, 1 folding platel. In contemporary worn speckled calf, gilt edge tooling, corners worn. Spine, worn, gilt tooling, lacks title label. Internally, [5], (vi-xvi), [1], 2-231 pp, [1], [7] index, 1 pl (depicting 3 images), blue marbled endpapers, book plates to fpd (Maria Eliz. Finch & Charles Arthur Wynne Finch). (188*111 mm). (Anderson 338. Hotten 1). Aikin, natural scientist and author, was a founder member and treasurer (1841), and second president (1843–5), of the Chemical Society. In 1843 the mineral Aikinite was named after him by E. J. Chapman, as the plant Aikinia had been by Nathaniel Wallich (1784–1854) in 1832. See ODNB.
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