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A Monograph of British Graptolites

Volume 1. Text

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Monographs of the Palaeontographical Society

  • Date Published: July 2015
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108084406

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  • Prepared by Gertrude Elles (1872–1960) and Ethel Wood (1871–1946), this monograph was originally issued in ten instalments between 1901 and 1914, with the title page and index appearing in 1918. It is reissued here in two volumes. A systematic description and illustration of over 370 species of graptolites known at that time from the British Isles, and including nearly 100 new species, it was prepared under the editorship of Charles Lapworth (1842–1920), who also wrote a short introduction and some general discussion on classification. Elles wrote much of the descriptive text and Wood prepared the hundreds of wash-drawings. The resultant monograph is valued for the accuracy of these illustrations; those on the plates were printed at natural size, enabling a user equipped with a hand lens to compare a rock specimen directly with the printed figures. The monograph was much admired and led to imitations, but none could match the quality of the original.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108084406
    • length: 560 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.33kg
    • contains: 359 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Systematic index
    List of illustrations in the text
    Part I. Description of Genera and Species:
    1. Dichograptidae
    2. Leptograptidae
    3. Dicranograptidae
    4. Diplograptidae
    5. Glossograptidae
    6. Retiolitidae
    7. Dimorphograptidae
    8. Monograptidae
    Zonal range of British graptoloidea
    Vertical range of zones

  • Authors

    Gertrude L. Elles

    Ethel M. R. Wood


    Charles Lapworth

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