WHITEHOUSE, F. Cope. Is Fingal's Cave Artificial? New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1882.
4to. Contemporary cloth-backed brown marbled boards; pp. 12, text illustrations, original wrappers bound in, small programme for Whitehouse's talk on the subject at Madison Square Theatre also bound in before page 1; wear to spine with evidence of label being removed, very good. Provenance: presentation copy, front wrapper inscribed by the author "To the Library of/ Harvard College". With Harvard University library bookplate to front pastedown, inkstamp to verso of front wrapper, deaccession stamps to front pastedown and ffep.
Reprint from Popular Science Monthly. A tract that concludes that Fingal's Cave is, indeed, far too elaborate to have been formed by nature and must have been carved by human hand.