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Berkeley, E. and Berkeley S. 1988 GEORGE WILLIAM FEATHERSTONHAUGH- THE FIRST U.S. GOVERNMENT GEOLOGIST Tuscaloosa: Unv. Alabama Press, 357 pp., 24 illust., cloth, d/j vg.    Price:  $25.00            (stock#HST17)
 
Cagnacci-Schwicker A. 1968 INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF METALLURGY MINERALOGY GEOLOGY MINING AND OIL INDUSTRIES (English, French, German, Italian) royal 8vo massive thick volume, light wear, ex-private lib. with label on title page else vg, 1530 pp. Very useful.                                               Price: $35.00           (stock#MIN109)

Foster M. 1994 THE LIFE OF FERDINAND VANDEVEER HAYDEN
Rineharts Publishers, 8vo, dust jacket, clean 443 pp., figs.                                                                                                                             Price: $25.00          (stock#HST03)

 

Gerstner P. 1994 HENRY DARWIN ROGERS 1808 – 1866 University of Alabama Press, 8vo, dust jacket, like new, 311 pp. + figs.                                                                                                                     Price: $25.00           (stock#HST07)

Gilbert G. K. A NEW METHOD OF MEASURING HEIGHTS BY MEANS OF THE BAROMETER from Second Annual Report of the U. S. Geological Survey, and is G. K. Gilbert’s laborious explanation of his modified, barometer-based altitude measurement widely used in his, and other early USGS mapping endeavors. 4to, archival tape along spine, good copy with 164 pp., 8 plates.                                                                Price: $25.00                 (stock#ENG30)

 

Gorgan, J. X. (ed.), 1982 THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH University of Alabama Press, small 8vo, h/b, no dust jacket, not sure if one issued, fine copy, 195 + figs.           Price:  $25.00           (stock#HST12)

Hitchcock E. 1841 FIRST ANNIVERSARY ADDRESS BEFORE THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOLOGISTS AT THE SECOND ANNUAL MEETING IN PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 5, 1841 8vo, no wraps, light+ soiling to title page else clean, 48 pp. Rare.                                                                                     Price: $60.00                 (stock#AAGNHitchcock)

Kingsley C. 1877 CHARLES KINGSLEY LETTERS AND MEMOIRS OF HIS LIFE edited by his wife 1877 1st American edition, 8vo, gilt cloth cloth, some wear/rubbing to extremities, with 502 pp., frontis portrait, good to vg copy.    

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Lanham U. 1973 THE BONE HUNTERS Columbia Unv. Press 8vo, dust jacket with wear and tears, book proper vg aside from small tear to corners of a few pages. With 285 pp., numerous figs. A very good and riveting read on 19th century vertebrate paleontology in the American West mostly devoted to Marsh, Cope, the Sternbergs, Hatcher, Osborn and others.                                                                                          Price: $20.00          (stock#Nhst35)

Livingstone D. N. 1987 NATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER AND THE CULTURE OF AMERICAN SCIENCE University of Alabama Press, 8vo, h/b, dust jack as issued, lightest wear, 395 pp.                  Price: $25.00        (stock#HST008)

Marquis J. 1993 MERCHANT ADVENTURER: THE STORY OF W. R. GRACE Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 385 pp. + illust., cloth with d/j, fine copy and long out of print.                                          Price:  $20.00          (stock#HST16)

Mathew W. M. 1992 AGRICULTURE GEOLOGY AND SOCIETY IN ANTEBELLUM SOUTH CAROLINA – THE PRIVATE DIARY OF EDWARD RUFFIN Unv. Georgia Press dust jack, light wear very good to fine clean copy, 368 pp., fig.

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Matthews E. B. 1923 CATALOGUE OF PUBLISHED BIBLIOGRAPHIES IN GEOLOGY (1896-1920) Bull. National Research Council Vol. 6(5) wps, light wear, vg, 228 pp.                                             Price: $25.00          (stock#HST28)

Morgan V. L. and Lucas S. G. 2002 WALTER GRANGER 1872-1941 PALEONTOLOGIST NM Mus. Nat. Hist. Bull. #19 4to, wps, fine copy, 58 pp. 47 figs.                                                                                 Price: $20.00          (stock#HST29)

 

#746-747 Nickles J. M. 1924 GEOLOGIC LITERATURE ON NORTH AMERICA, 1785-1918; PART I,  BIBLIOGRAPHY wps, ex-lib, vg, 1169 pp., ex-lib in buckrum, bound with #747 GEOLOGIC LITERATURE ON NORTH  AMERICA, 1785-1918; PART II, INDEX, 658 pp. A scarce set and the ultimate basic bibliographic index for pre-1918 North American geology references.                                                           Price: $35.00                        (stock#USGSB746-747)



Osborn H. F. 1931 EXPLORATIONS, RESEARCHES AND PUBLICATIONS OF PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN 1911-1931 AMNH Novitates #485 8vo, wps, light wear, pages unopened, vg, 13 pp., 1 fig, folding map.   

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Schuchert C. 1919  JOSEPH BARRELL offprint from Science 49: 605-607, wps, vg and Barrell’s euology.

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Schuchert C. 1920  AMERICAN PALEONTOLOGISTS AND THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE OF PALEONTOLOGY offprint from GSA Bulletin 31: 363-374 8vo, wps, vg. An interesting essay.                          Price: $10.00            (stock#HST22)
 
Sidar J. W. 1976 GEORGE HAMMELL COOK A LIFE IN AGRICULTURE AND GEOLOGY 1818-1889 Rutgers Unv. Press, 8vo, dust jacket, light wear, very good with 282 pp. + figs.                           Price: $25.00            (stock#HST01)

Siegfried R. and Dott R. H. Jr. 1980 HUMPHRY DAVY ON GEOLOGY THE 1805 LECTURES FOR THE GENERAL AUDIENCE University of Wisconsin Press, 8vo, dust jacket, light wear, 169 pp., many figs.    

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Slowanska B. and Wilczek M. 1972 SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE POLAND 8vo, cloth, dust jacket worn, private name stamp else vg, 201 pp., folding stratigraphic charts, some figs, in english.

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Stearns R. P. 1970 SCIENCE IN THE BRITISH COLONIES OF AMERICA 8vo, cloth, ex-lib else vg, 760 pp., figs, article about author on free end paper.                                                                         Price: $30.00         (stock#Nhst35)

Teilhard de Chardin P. 1962 LETTERS FROM A TRAVELLER 8vo, dust jacket with some wear contents vg with 380 pp. One of Teilhard’s great books, highlighting his correspondence with noted figures of the day, including Julian Huxley and Pierre LeRoy and much emphasis on his explorations in China and South Africa. Hard to find.    

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Waiser W. A. 1989 THE FIELD NATURALIST JOHN MACOUN, THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND NATURAL SCIENCE 8vo, cloth with dj, light wear, almost new condition, 253 pp., figs.                           Price: $20.00          (stock#HIST20)

Wilson L. G. 1998 LYELL IN AMERICA TRANSATLANTIC GEOLOGY 1841 – 1853 John Hopkins Unv. Press, 8vo, dj, new, 429 pp., figs.                                                                                                            Price: $25.00           (stock#HST04)

Wormser F. E. et al. 1969 BIOGRAPHIES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE MINING AND METALLURGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA 8vo, cloth, light wear, vg, 249 pp.                                                                Price: $15.00            (stock#HST33)


 

Jones L. C. 1929 ARNOLD GUYOT ET PRINCETON wps with stamps, light+ exterior wear contents vg with125 pp., covering the life of Guyot during his tenure at Princeton, in french.              Price:$25.00              (stock#HST45)

Huxley T. H. 1885 TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND OTHER ESSAYS Humboldt Library of Popular Science Literature. No wps, tears to prelim. page corners, contents good, 48 pp. Scarce.               Price: $20.00              (stock#HST69)

Mathew W. M. 1992 AGRICULTURE GEOLOGY AND SOCIETY IN ANTEBELLUM SOUTH CAROLINA – THE PRIVATE DIARY OF EDWARD RUFFIN Unv. Georgia Press dust jack, light wear vg clean copy, 368 pp., fig.  Price: $25.00    (stock#HST034)

Livingstone D. N. 1987 NATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER AND THE CULTURE OF AMERICAN SCIENCE University of Alabama Press, 8vo, h/b, dust jack with a few light smudges else vg, clean copy, 395 pp.  Price: $25.00    (stock#HST08)

Siegfried R. and Dott R. H. Jr. 1980 HUMPHRY DAVY ON GEOLOGY THE 1805 LECTURES FOR THE GENERAL AUDIENCE University of Wisconsin Press, 8vo, dust jacket, light wear, 169 pp., many figs.    

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Prime F. Jr. 1879 GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS OF THE UNITED STATES AND TERRITORIES AND OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA author's offprint in wraps from AIME Transactions, vol. 7, ex-lib with stamp and J. B. Woodworth's copy with his signature. 8vo, some wear, front wrap with torn corner and chips, rear wrap lacking, contents vg with 71 pp. An essential bibliographic reference with entries listed State by State, for early North American geology publications. Scarce.                                                                                                                          Price: $40.00                         (stock#Prime) 

Desmond A. and Moore J. 1991 DARWIN – THE LIFE OF A TORMENTED EVOLUTIONIST 8vo, in dust jacket, light wear, vg, 808 pp., 91 figs.                                                                                           Price: $30.00                                (stock#EV006)

Bowlby J. 1990  CHARLES DARWIN – A NEW LIFE 8vo d/j, fine copy, 511 pp. figs.   Price: $25.00                 (stock#EV05)

King C. 1882 ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT AND REPORTS OF HEADS OF THE DIVISIONS (Dutton, Gilbert, Emmons, Becker, Pumpelly) From Second Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 4to, archival tape to spine, light wear, good copy. Has some good content on the early history of USGS exploration and publication endeavors, as well as the USGS first attempt at generating standardized symbols for geologic maps. Contains 101 pp., 7 plts.   

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Agassiz E. (ed.) 1885 Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence [Houghton Mifflin, publisher], 1st edition, complete in two volumes. Both with some exterior wear, cloth rubbed/frayed through at spine ends, original cloth boards, firm on both, but volume 2 has slight cracking. Frontis portrait of Agassiz in Vol. 1 with old repair, some soiling. Else contents of volumes are generally clean and very good. In vol. 1, pages 61-65 have short tears to edges due to uneven opening/cutting of pages (no loss to text and is minor overall. A good+ to very good minus of the scarce first edition.
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Gilman D. C. 1899 THE LIFE OF JAMES DWIGHT DANA,: SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER, MINERALOGIST, GEOLOGIST, ZOOLOGIST, PROFESSOR IN YALE UNIVERSITY 8vo, light wear, very mild ex-lib and a vg copy, 409 pp., frontis portrait, several plates.                                                                                                  Price: $75.00                                 (stock#Dana99)