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TqB
There are also a couple of copies for sale on AbeBooks.
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TqB
Hi,
 

Does anyone have experience of the on-demand reprints of old geology books?

 

I'd already got Tate and Blake, "The Yorkshire Lias" which is a good facsimile reprint complete with plates so I ordered (from Amazon)  McCoy, "A Synopsis of the Characters of the Carboniferous Limestone Fossils of Ireland" and Phillips, "Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire".

 

They duly arrived but I've sent them back - most seriously, they were completely lacking the plates and also had been reprinted in a modern font rather than as a facsimile and the transferral process seems to have produced  chunks of gibberish throughout.

 

Not sure what to do now as I'd really like to get hold of them. (I've got the McCoy as a pdf but the plates are faint.)

 

 
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TqB
I've just been checking on AbeBooks and found that one supplier only lists that these are OCR reprints (Optical Character Recognition) with no illustrations (Amazon didn't) - so not much use.
 

However, there's a place in Delhi that does them specifically "reprinted, not retyped or ocr,d" and with b&w illustrations which sounds fine. Think I'll try that then.
Tarquin
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Brid

Hi Tarquin,


I've had the same experience plates either missing, or in part and of poor quality.

-Brid
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vivo
Hi.
 

I am relatively new to this forum and this is my first post. so please bear with me.

 

I use a US archive site to research 19th & 18th Century texts for other hobbies I am involved in and it threw up these links...

 


Illustrations of the geology of Yorkshire; or, A description of the strata and organic remains of the Yorkshire coast: accompanied by a geological map, sections, and plates of the fossil plants and animals (1829)


 


 

A synopsis of the characters of the Carboniferous limestone fossils of Ireland (1844)

 


 

I hope this doesn't breach any forum rules, these books are free to download (pdf) or view online (just click on the icon which sequentially illustrates various pages of the text, top left). 

 

A search will usually throw up a mixture of google texts, which are pretty basic and often have plates and illustrations purposely left out or obscured. The best copies are those with photographic type scanning which are easy to tell from the colour of their toned pages.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Regards - vivo 
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TqB
Thanks very much, vivo, I hadn't found a good link to the Phillips Yorkshire book before and have just downloaded it, it looks well reproduced.
 

Sometimes it's nice to have the paper book as well and it's now clear that the OCR reprints aren't worth having for this sort of thing so, as with the online versions, make sure it's photographic.

 

Welcome to the forum by the way!-hope to see some specimens, what sort of collecting do you do?

 

Cheers,
Tarquin
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vivo
Hi.
 

Glad the links are of use.

 

I collect (accumulate) a wide range of bits n bobs, but have only returned to fossling in the last year or so. In my Youth (early 1980s) I was a keen collector of fossils and various semi precious stones, which were relatively easy to find as I lived in Zimbabwe where there was a lot of variety geologically speaking and access to most places was no major problem, so long as you stayed away from military zones old and new. I still have a chunk of (carboniferous?) shale from the Hwange coal mines somewhere which has a number of fern and broadleafed impressions. I couldn't bring back the large sections of Jurassic tree trunk that formed part of our garden rockery though... grrr.

 

Anyway; today I am most often to be found at Wrens Nest, Dudley when time allows as it's only 50mins drive away. Also I really like the quality and variety of the fossils that can be found especially the smaller stuff, sponges bryozoans and corals. I have also visited a number of the other sites on this site when work takes me past - well within 30 miles or so Big smile.

 

I will start posting pics of various finds sooner or later....
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TqB
Just in case anyone else is interested, I've now received the McCoy, "A Synopsis of the Characters of the Carboniferous Limestone Fossils of Ireland" from Delhi and it's a pretty good reprint, the plates are a lot clearer than the download and the facsimile text is beautiful. I don't know why anyone bothers to produce OCR scans of books like this. 
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beck man
hello mate cant help sorry but you may be able to help me.have u ever seen this book before it was published in 1927 cant trace the authur?Picture_364.jpg 
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TqB
Hi,
Yes, used to have a copy, don't know anything about Mary Johnstone though.

 

Cheers,
Tarquin
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Bill G
I've just googled it and came up with this, (note name, Mart, misprint possibly, here or on the book?) 
 

The Elements of Geology. By Mart A. Johnstone. London and Edinburgh: Thos. Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1927. Price 3s. 6d.
at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a791000140~frm=abslink 
scroll down to 'Educational'
Edited by Bill G 2010-11-14 21:09:21
Cheers, Bill
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beck man
thanks bill sot onClap
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LiamL
Very old topic so sorry for replying so late. 
I've ordered the fossil fishes of the upper lias of Whitby from 1898. It's a reprint and is meant to take a few months to arrive. Hopefully will be worth it.
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