Margaret Plues Geology for the Million
(Routledge, 1863)
7107.a.46    17x10.5 cm

Geology for the million

This simple introduction to geology is an example of the many shilling or two shilling books published by Routledge for 'all kinds of popular instruction'. They were carefully designed to be comfortable in the hand or pocket, and especially suited to urban readers now able to take advantage of holiday excursion fares to the country or seaside. Despite the low price, these volumes were often generously illustrated - in this case with eight plates engraved by the Dalziel Brothers.