Elephants in Norfolk
WOODWARD, Horace B. (editor). Memorials of John Gunn… being some account of the Cromer forest bed and its fossil mammalia… Norwich: W.A. Nudd. 1891.
8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine; pp. x + 120, frontispiece, 12 plates, 12 text illustrations; previous owner's signature to verso of ffep, very good.
First edition. Scarce. John Gunn (1801-1890), a Norfolk clergyman, was also a significant geologist. In later life a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and brother-in-law of W.J. Hooker, he was inspired by the discovery of elephant fossils in Norfolk to devote his energies to geology in the area and this book includes some of his most important findings. The chapter on fossil elephants and deer is particularly fascinating.