Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. 91,pp. Original half red cloth and paper boards, paper label. Spine sunned and slightly chipped at head. Scattered foxing. Overall very good. Item #WRCAM28542
A work of scientific philosophy by a progressive American geologist. Vanuxem is best known for his GEOLOGY OF NEW YORK, where he appears to have postulated the theory of evolution long before the voyage of the Beagle. He also took an interest in a variety of civil rights and religious issues, especially new religions such as Mormonism and Millerism, and he was an advocate of women's liberation. The present work presents his views on science and philosophy, with specific discussions on metallurgy. OCLC 8593290. Merrill, THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN GEOLOGY, pp.122-23. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 31585.