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A Rare First Edition of "Ancient Stone Implements of Great Britain" by John Evans, 1872 , SOLD
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A Rare First Edition of "Ancient Stone Implements of Great Britain" by John Evans, 1872 (640 pages). Possibly the ultimate reference book for the serious collector of Lithic and Prehistoric artefacts, beautifully illustrated throughout with hundreds of very detailed line drawings of almost every type of ancient stone implement, weapon or ornament found in Great Britain. [Combining a very active career as a prosperous paper manufacturer with the pursuit of various antiquarian interests, Sir John Evans (1823–1908) began the study of geology in the context of a court case over water rights for his paper mills, but extended his interests to the artefacts found in gravel beds in Britain, and in the Somme valley in France. This work was published in 1872, and was translated into French soon afterwards. Heavily illustrated, it describes stone implements from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods, including weapons, tools and ornaments, from cave and river-bed deposits as well as settlement sites. Evans also continued to research fossils, and was highly respected as a numismatist. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, the Geological Society, and the Society of Antiquaries. His son Arthur Evans (1851–1941) discovered the Minoan civilisation of Crete]. The book contains some 640 pages, all in very good condition with no foxing evident, the book has been professionally recovered at some stage in the past, possibly early - mid 20th century and the cover and spine is also in very good condition for its great age. A rare chance to obtain a first edition of this rare and soughtafter Stone Age reference book, Book approx. 240mm x 170mm x 60mm thick and weighs a hefty 1.4kg