Martin A.C. Hinton: Rivers and lakes: the story of their development (1924)


The Sheldon Press. Hardcover. Pp. x + 182, 14 diagrams. Various inscriptions related to UBSS: “Margorie With love from Molly. June 1931.” In AMA’s handwriting: “This book was given after Margorie Crook’s death to Arthur ApSimon by Molly Hall.” Also “CROOK, The Laurels, Timsbury.” And on title page in AMA’s hand: “Martin Hinton: husband of Dina Portway Dobson-Hinton & putative Piltdown forger!” The book itself is excellent popular science writing with a Victorian tinge. Chapter 3 is its heart – a description of the Pleistocene history of the Thames valley. The portrait and character sketch of Hinton in the images are from Bob Savage’s obit in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society Vol. 9 (Nov. 1963) and do not form part of the book. Condition: Used – Acceptable. Wrinkles on cover. ISBN: none. Box 6

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From the library of the archaeologist Arthur ApSimon (1927-2019). Reminiscences and obituaries in Salon (Society of Antiquaries), Mike Pitts’ Digging Deeper, Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelæological Society, Cornish Archaeology (paywall). Recollections of the man himself, as told to son Trevor, here (access).

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A watercolour of Stonehenge by the young Arthur ApSimon.