Memoirs of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 2, Part 3. Chiastolites from Bimbowrie, South Australia ... Edited by Walter Howchin. Douglas MAWSON.

Memoirs of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 2, Part 3. Chiastolites from Bimbowrie, South Australia ... Edited by Walter Howchin

Adelaide, Rigby Limited (for the Royal Society of South Australia), 1911.

Large quarto, [iv], 189-210 pages with a map and 12 illustrations plus 11 pages of plates (including one colour plate), each one accompanied by a page of text.

Wrappers (with the lengthy title page details repeated on the front cover) slightly discoloured around the edges; a fine copy.

This part-volume is complete in itself, and as published. Chiastolite is 'a variety of the mineral andalusite containing dark carbonaceous inclusions giving a cross-shaped appearance' ('Concise Oxford Dictionary'). 'The chiastolites herein described constitute, for the most part, a select collection purchased by the South Australian Museum ... from the original discoverer, Mr G.R. Howden. Further material originates from my own collection made during two visits to the localities' in 1906 and 1907 (author's introduction).

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Price: $125.00

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