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HOWORTH, Henry H. The Glacial Nightmare and the Flood. A Second Appeal to Common Sense From the Extravagance of Some Recent Geology.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1893. In two volumes. First edition. With the bookplate of the Fraser Institute, which reads in part ‘Bequest of the late John H.R. Molson.' Small rubber stamp of the Institute at the foot of the titlepages. Tall 8vo., original green cloth, (xxviii), 376; (xii), (377)-920pp. Inner front hinge cracked, some very minor rubbing but otherwise an about fine copy.

Henry H. Howorth [1842-1923] Conservative politician and amateur geologist. In addition to his political career, Howorth was an active amateur geologist, who was made a Fellow of the Royal Society, despite his lack of formal scientific training. He contributed regularly to periodicals and also wrote several books on geology. His books, including the above title, were attacks on the theories of Charles Lyell, in which Howorth argued against the existence of ice ages in favour of the theory of ‘great floods.' This copy of The Glacial Nightmare was a bequest of the Canadian entrepreneur (brewer) and philanthropist, John H.R. Molson, who along with several other prominent businessmen, set up a fund to pay for the building of the Fraser Institute.

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