[Tuscaloosa: Joel White (?), 1838]. Bound in recent 3/4 leather and marbled boards, gilt stamped red morocco spine label. 20 cm. 16 pp. A few pages unevenly trimmed at bottom margins, else a very nice copy. R.T. Brumby, Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, at the University of Alabama was tasked with analyzing the Blount Springs for the proprietor Thomas Williams, Esq. Williams requested that he publish his findings in an edition of 2000 copies, "in such a manner as would be most generally read." Brumby was also asked to produce a study of the general geology of the state for inclusion in Professor Frederick Barnard's Almanac. According to the author's note to the reader on the introductory page, in an attempt to satisfy the requests of both men, this pamphlet was printed by Barnard for publication in his Almanac: "After the printer had struck off the required number of copies for the Almanac, two thousand copies were published separately, for the use of Col. Williams."
OCLC lists copies of this separately printed pamphlet at the Univ. of Alabama, and Emory. Not in Owen's Alabama Bibliography, not in Sabin, Howes or Streeter. (Inventory #: 60970)
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