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This catalog is based on items displayed in early March 2001, for a class visit by Professor Pradeep Talwani’s undergraduate honors-college course in Solid Earth Geology. Most of the books have been in the library since the early 19th century, and some were among the books of Thomas Cooper (1759-1839), professor of chemistry and second president of South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina). These earlier acquisitions have been joined by items of geological interest in the C. Warren Irvin, Jr., Collection of Charles Darwin & Darwinana, donated to the library in 1996.


This catalog accompanied the exhibit of early geology books which included items from Thomas Cooper’s personal library and the C. Warren Irvin, Jr., Collection of Charles Darwin.