Davy, Humphry; Siegfried, Robert & Dott, Robert H., Jr., editors HUMPHRY DAVY ON GEOLOGY: The 1805 Lectures for the General Audience
(Madison, Wisconsin): The University of Wisconsin Press, (1980). 0299080307 / 9780299080303 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth; in a dust jacket decorated with a reproduction of a handwritten manuscript. 169 pages, illustrated endpapers, frontispiece b&w portrait of Davy, thirty-one b&w illustrations, notes, and an index.
This collection of ten lectures which Davy presented at the Royal Institute in 1805 serve as an introduction to the field of geology and reveal the scientific climate of the early nineteenth century in England.