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Author Name:    MacCULLOCH, John

Title:   Geological Classification of Rocks, with Descriptive Synopses of the Species and Varieties, comprising the Elements of Practical Geology. First Edition

Publisher:    Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1821, 

Seller ID:   49072

MacCULLOCH, John, M.D. A Geological Classification of Rocks, with Descriptive Synopses of the Species and Varieties, comprising the Elements of Practical Geology. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row, 1821. First Edition. Pp [i]-xxxi,(1),[1]-655,(1). 8vo, rebound with matching paper spine with original paper label laid on, and with original boards. John MacCulloch FRS (b. October 6, 1773, Guernsey, d. August 21, 1835 in Cornwall) was a Scottish geologist. 1. Introductory Remarks on the Methods of arranging Rocks which have been adopted by different Mineralogists 2.On the meaning in which the term Rock is here used, and on the General Pla n of the present Arrangement; with Remarks on the Nomenclature adopted 3. On the Classification of Rocks adopted in the present arrangement 4. GeneralCatalogue of the Families of Rocks contained in the present arrangement 5. Remarks on the general Catalogue of the Rockscontained in this arrangement , and on the Order of their Succession in Nature 6. View of the external and internal general Characters by which Rocks are distinguished 7. On the external Configuration of Rocks 8. On the internal Structure of Rocks 9. On the Texture, Fracture, and other remaininggeneral Characters of Rocks 10. Remarks on the Composition of Rocks, with a Catalogue of the simple Minerals of which they are composed 11. Enumeration of the several Rocks, arranged under the different Minerals which enter into their composition 12. Remarks on the Associations and Transitions which occur in Nature between several different species, or families, of Rocks 13. Synoptical View of the general Characters of the Families of Rocks contained in the present arrangement Preliminary Remarks on the Nature and Characters of the Primary Class : Granite - Serpentine - Gneiss - Micaceous Schist - Chlorite Schist - Talcose Schist - Hornblende Schist - Actinolite Schist - Quartz Rock - Red (Primary) Sandstone - Argillaceous Schist - Primary Limestone - Compact Felspar. Preliminary Remarks on the Nature and Characters of the Secondary Class : Lowest(Red) Sandstone - Superior Sandstones - Secondary Limestone - Shale - Over lying Rocks - Pitchstone. Preliminary Remarks on the Occasional Rocks : Jasper - Siliceous Schist - Chert - Gypsum - Conglomerate Rocks - Veinstones. Appendix : Volcanic Rocks - Clay, Marle, and Sand - Coal - Alluvia - Lignite - Peat. Additions and Corrections : Diallage Rock - Serpentine. Tabular View of the Classification. Spine replaced original paper label re-affixed, new repairs to edges and corners, boards lightly spotted, occasional foxing, else very good. Partly unopened. 1,200.00


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