ATKINSON; Richard & Frances. The Observer's Book of Rocks and Minerals. London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1979.
12mo., original printed boards; pp. 184; with the usual dust marks to the upper edge, and slight toning of the boards; contemporary price sticker to lower cover; a very good example.
First edition describing and illustrating 72 common, economically important and interesting minerals and rock types from all over the world. It was the first in the observer series to appear in a laminated cover and to integrate colour printing within the text.