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A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784

A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784
A Revised Edition of the English Translation
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108071581

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  • The French geologist Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741–1819) abandoned the legal profession to pursue studies in natural history, working at the museum of natural history in Paris and as royal commissioner of mines. His enthusiasm for geology took him in 1784 to Britain, to investigate the basalt formations on the Hebridean island of Staffa described by Sir Joseph Banks in Pennant's Tour in Scotland (also reissued in this series). His subsequent account was published in France in 1797, and first translated into English in an abridged form in 1814. This two-volume annotated translation by the well-known geologist Sir Archibald Geikie (1835–1924), prefaced by a short biography of Faujas, was published in 1907. The work is interesting for its social as well as its geological observations, and as Geikie says, this 'intelligent and often racy narrative giving the impressions and experiences of a cultivated foreigner' deserves to be remembered.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108071581
    • length: 798 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 139 x 47 mm
    • weight: 1.11kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Memoir of the author
    1. London
    2. Sir Joseph Banks' country-house
    3. Arts and manufactures
    4. Monument to the fire of London
    5. Departure for Scotland
    6. Newcastle
    7. Departure from Newcastle
    8. Doctor Swediaur
    9. Departure from Edinburgh
    10. Departure from Glasgow
    11. Departure from Inverary
    12. Departure from Dalmally
    13. Natural history of Oban. Volume 2:
    1. Departure from Oban to the Isle of Mull
    2. Journey from Aros of Torloisk
    3. Voyage to Staffa
    4. Description and natural history of the isle of Staffa
    5. Stay at Mr Maclean's
    6. Departure from Torloisk
    7. Natural history of the Isle of Mull
    8. The isle of Kerrera
    9. Departure from Oban
    10. Kenmore
    11. Perth
    12. St Andrews
    13. Departure from St Andrews
    14. Edinburgh
    15. Departure from Edinburgh
    16. Manchester
    17. Departure from Manchester
    18. Castleton
    19. Derby
    20. Departure from Derby
    21. Departure from Birmingham

  • Author

    Barthélemy Faujas de St-Fond

    Editor and Translator

    Archibald Geikie

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