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Webber, Catherine Mary, 1831-1900, artist.

Geology familiarly illustrated / by C.M.W.

London : Printed and published by J.B. Goodinge, 21, Aldersgate Street, 1859.
Physical Description:
31 images on 8 joined sheets : hand-colored lithographs ; sheets end-to-end 14 x 305 cm, accordion folded to 14 x 15 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QE31 .W43 1859
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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A semi-continuous series of images depicting geological strata, named, together with humorous visual puns on the geological names. "Oolite formation," for example, depicts a stratum of oolite, underneath a depiction of a woman whose dress has caught fire; "trap" depicts a geological trap, beneath the image of an unlucky hunter with foot ensnared in a leghold trap; "extensive denudation" depicts a stratum of Kentish rag, beneath the image of a man at the barber with denuded head.
At foot of plate 1: "Drawn by C.M. Webber."
Title from publisher's original printed label on front cover.
Imprint from publisher's printed label on rear pastedown.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 607
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. In publisher's original decorative cloth folder, with printed label on front cover.
Subject Terms:
Caricatures and cartoon -- Great Britain.
Geology -- Popular works.
Goodinge, J. B. -- Publisher.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Humor.
Wit and humor, Pictorial.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1820.
Panoramas -- England.
Puns (Visual works)
Accordion fold format (Binding)

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