Written during the Victorian times when the heated debate between science/ evolution and the Bible was a hot topic. Winchell combines them both in this fabulous book! It does have its title page. Harper & Brothers, New York.
Brown hardcover with gilt pictorial cover & spine lettering. Apx 7.5" X 5.25" with 459 pages. Title continues: A Popular View of Some of the Grand Conclusions of the Sciences In Reference to the History of Matter and Of Life. Together With a Statement of the Intimations of Science Respecting the Primordial Condition and the Ultimate Destiny of the Earth and the Solar System. Contents/ chapters: Disclosure of the Subject / The Ordeal By Water / The Ordeal By Fire / The Solar System in a Blaze / The Reign of Fire / Old Ocean Commences Work / A Ray of Life / The Front of the Procession of Life / Discovery of the Programme / The Garden of Stone Lilies / The Fairy Sailor & His Cousins / Onward Through the Ages / An Underground Excursion / The Scenery of the Coal Period / The Scouts of the Reptile Horde / Reign of the Reptiles / The Geography of the Empire of Reptiles / The Reign of Mammals / The Reign of Ice/ Labors of the Ice-Born Torrents, & the Ocean Burial / Resurrection of the Continent/ Former Higher Level of the Great Lakes / Vitality of Buried Vegetable Germs / Prairies & Their Treelessness / Something About Oil / Something About Rock Salt & Gypsum / Method in the Growth of Continents / Method in the History of Life / World-Thoughts / Anticipations of Man in Nature / The Tooth of Time / Primeval Man / Will There Be an Animal Superior to Man?/ Popular Beliefs in Periodical Catastrophes to the Universe / Some Thoughts on Perpetual Motion / Will The Mountains Be Leveled? / The Reign of Universal Winter / The Sun Cooling Off / The Machinery of the Heavens Running Down / The Cycles of Matte / APPENDIX. Photos carefully as they are part of the description. All of my books are VERY OLD and have 100+ years of wear to varying degrees.
Good to very good condition... Boards /covers - very secure //.
Spine ends - bottom is chipped - fraying to the top one. Inner hinges - very good. Pages - very clean - 4 pages with shadows [see last picture].
Writing - on the ffep, along with thin black lines to the front and back endpapers- apx 1/4" by 1.5". Rips /folds - no rips, about 8 dog-eared pages. Other - back cover with a few spots, but looks better than the front.SCARCE GEOLOGY- grab it before it's gone! Please Add me to your Favorites list.
AND check back now and then to see what's new! Otherwise I can't send you a new invoice. T can take up to 14 days to get back East.This book is very old and. May have accumulated bad smells along the way [musty basement/ mildew/ smoke]. Dryer sheets in them for a few months makes a world of difference! My nose doesn't work like it use to. So the old book smell doesn't bother me.
As far as I can tell -this book has no bad smell. The item "RARE VICTORIAN SCIENCE BIBLE GEOLOGY DINOSAURS EVOLUTION FOSSILS PRIMEVAL MAN" is in sale since Sunday, June 2, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Manuscripts". The seller is "craminn" and is located in Sherwood, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.