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Shows Derbyshire ancient geological artefacts in header and footer:
(Top) Devil's Arse (Peak Cavern in Castleton), a petrified Cockle, a petrified Oyster, a terrane course fluor or spar found in the lead mines;
(Bottom) Bufonites or Brain Stone from representations it bears to a Toad, one of the Etchins petrified with the representations of trees, a Glossopetra or crow bill found in lead mines and a Glossopetra found in the mines both in this country and in Wales.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.