PORTLOCK, J.E. Report on the Geology of the County of Londonderry, and of parts of Tyrone and Fermanagh. Examined and described under the authority of the Master General and Board of Ordnance. With large coloured folding map of the county, numerous plates, some folding and coloured.

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Dublin: Milliken, 1843. First edition. Octavo. pp. xxxi, 784, xlviii (plates). Modern half brown calf, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine. Ex lib with neat stamps and label. A very good copy.
Major-General Joseph Ellison Portlock (1794-1864), British geologist and soldier was born at Gosport, the only son of Nathaniel Portlock, and a captain in the Royal Navy. Educated at Blundell’s School and the Royal Military Academy, Portlock entered the Royal Engineers in 1813. In 1814, he took part in the frontier operations in Canada. In 1824, he was selected by Lieut-colonel (afterwards Major-General) T.F. Colby to take part in Ordnance Survey of Ireland. He was engaged for several years in the trigonometrical branch and subsequently compiled information on the physical aspects, geology, and economic products of Ireland, including the present work.
Collates as per list of plates pp. xviii-xxxi: Folding map frontispiece; 45 plates at end; 9 folding coloured plates lettered A - I; 26 woodcuts in the text. Complete.

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