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Help conserve these important treasures

We have compiled a list of books in greatest need of repair. Each has been individually assessed to decide the level of work needed – be it a new spine, retooling of lettering or completely new covers – with the emphasis on being as true to the original binding as possible.

If there is a book which you would like to sponsor, or you would simply like to make a donation to the project, then please send a cheque, made payable to ‘The Geological Society’, to: Sponsor A Book, The Library, Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG.

Alternatively, to pay by credit card, please phone +44 (0)20 7432 0999.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the Sponsor A Book Appeal, such as the possible books or periodicals which you could sponsor, or the availability of a book of personal value to you, then please email the Library, phone +44 (0)20 7432 0999, write to the above address, or come into the Library to discuss matters in person.

Antiquarian books to sponsor

Author: Fouqué, F. (Ferdinand André), 1828-1904
Title: Santorin et ses éruptions
Publ. details: Paris: Libraire de l'Academie de Médecine, 1879
Restoration price: circa £100.00

Corp. Body: Sezione Napoletana. Club Alpino Italiano
Title: Lo Spettatore del Vesuvio e dei campi flegrei. Nuova serie
Publ. details: Napoli: Presso Federico Furchheim, 1887
Restoration price: circa £100.00

Author: Sedgwick, Adam
Title: A discourse on the studies of the University of Cambridge
Publi. details: London; Cambridge: John W. Parker; John Deighton , 1850
Restoration price: £330.00

Author: Waterhouse, G. R. (George Robert)
Title: A natural history of the Mammalia
Publ. details: London: Hippolyte Baillire, 1846 – 48
Restoration price: £710.00 for two volumes

Author(s): Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859; Bonpland, Aimé, 1773-1858
Title: Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du nouveau continent, fait en 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804 [‘Humboldt’s Voyages’]
Publ. details: Paris: A la Libraire Grecque-Latine-Allemande, 1816-1817
Restoration price for 4 volumes: £900.00; Restoration Price per single volume: £225.00

Author: Owen, Richard, Sir, 1804-1892
Title: Description of the skeleton of an extinct gigantic sloth, Mylodon robustus […]
Publ. details: London: Printed by R. and J.E. Taylor…, sold by John van Voorst, 1842
Restoration price: £455.00

Corp. Body: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Title: Outlines of British geology, chiefly intended to illustrate the geology of England and Wales: with some notice of that of Scotland and Ireland. To which is appended, a glossary of terms used in geology and mineralogy
Publ. details: London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1850
Restoration price: £180.00