Mantell’s books can be viewed as facsimiles or as paperback reprints but to handle or own one of Gideon Mantell’s original publications is a special thing. These books can be quite expensive, for example his Geology of the South East England (1833) can be in the high hundreds. Some of the books are quite rare as they were produced by subscription and have hand produced plates in them.
Places to buy originals includes the Bow Windows Book Shop in Lewes.
Or search the regular book fairs in Lewes Town Hall. There you can usually find Alan Ticehurst who may have one of Mantell’s originals for sale. Or he can seek them out for you. Contact him on 01323 641912 or email email@example.com. If you do so please let him know you found out about him here.