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1. English, 1878 [Bibliography].
A Catalogue of the Library of the Museum of Practical Geology and Geological Survey. Compiled by Henry White and Thomas W. Newton ... London, H.M. Stationery Office, 1878.

8°: [4], 602 p.

Rare. Compiled by Henry White [1812-1880] and Thomas W. Newton. This catalog lists c28,000 entries alphabetically by author, with a few subject groups included in the same sequence, i.e., Agricultural Surveys, Catalogues, Exhibitions, Journals, Maps, Museums, Mines and Mining, Reports, Statistics, Transactions of Academies, etc. The preface gives a history of the library.

Library of the Museum of Practical Geology. In 1843 the geologist Sir Henry de la Beche gave the whole of his valuable collection of scientific books to the British nation. These formed the nucleus of a library used by the Geological Survey of Great Britain and the Museum of Practical Geology in Jermyn Street. The library contined to grow by donation, purchase and exchange when the older titles were transferred to the new Science Library.

Bibliographical references: BL. BMC: 3, 1386. Bridson, History of Natural History, 1994: Bc278. The Geological Record: 1878, p. 409-410. Margerie, Bibliographies Géologiques, 1896: no. 1717. NUC. USGS Library Catalog.