Journals of Andrew Geddes Bain Trader,Explorer,Soldier,Road Engineer and Geologist.


Andrew Geddes Bain (1796-1864) Pioneer of South African geology,born in Thurso northern Scotland.He reaches South Africa in 1820 and began a series of explorations in 1826,had an interest in geological matters,especially fossils.Became the inspector of roads,and excavations.His writings were of the greatest importance and certain prehistoric creatures were named after him.Accompanied by John Burnet Biddulph,took up trading and exploring.They were the first recorded Europeans to penetrate so far north to return safely.

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H/b in nice clean boards,corners slightly worn,and spine soiled.No d/w.Size 9×6 pp XXXIX+264,inc.index to names of people and places,diagrams in text,plates as reproduced paintings in mono,inc page maps and of various artifacts,and letter samples,plus frontispiece.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.There is a signarure with place and date on ffe/p.No foxing or staining.very slightly age-browned to the outer edges.Otherwise internally clean and bright throughout.


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