GIDEON MANTELL (1790-1852): THE FOSSILS OF THE SOUTH DOWNS, 1822.
42 aquatint engraved plates including hand coloured map. The iconic work by Mantell illustrated by his wife Mary Anne, who first mentioned the unknown teeth and bones later to be described as the dinosaur Iguanodon.
Ex library copy of the subscribers edition. Plates slightly foxed, consistent with age.