SMITH, James 1782-1867.
Title The Voyage And Shipwreck of St. Paul: With dissertations on The Life And Writings Of St. Luke, and the Ships And Navigation Of The Antients. By James Smith, Esq., of Jordanhill, F.R.S., &c..
Publisher London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, & Roberts, 1856 . 0
Seller ID 44185
Signed. "Second edition with additonal proofs and illustrations." Modern buckram binding. 8vo. 7.5" x 5.25" x 1.25". pp.35/pp.276/pp.24 - Adverts + 3 full-page plates and 5 maps (one folded). Brown buckram coverd boards. Smooth spine with paper printed title label: "The Voyage And Shipwreck Of St. Paul. James Smith." Modern brown endpapers. Half title present with inscription: "Rev. W. Conybeare from the Author" . Clear English text throughout, just a couple of small blemishes. A well preserved copy. ** "Smith, James, of Jordanhill (1782–1867), known as ‘Smith of Jordanhill’ (1782–1867), geologist and man of letters, was born at Glasgow 15 Aug. 1782. He was elected F.G.S. in 1836 and F.R.S. in 1830. He was also F.R.S.E. and F.R.G.S., fellow and for a time president of the Geological Society of Glasgow, and for many years president of the Andersonian University, of which he was an active supporter, presenting its museum with valuable collections. He enjoyed excellent health till the spring of 1866, when he had a slight paralytic stroke; he recovered from this, but another at the end of the year proved fatal on 17 Jan. 1867." - See Wikisource .