NEW AND RECENT ARRIVALS (By Region and Topic)

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RARE, CLASSIC AND REGIONAL GEOLOGY AND RELATED TITLES

AGASSIZ LOUIS. clipped signature dated "Nov 8th 1856" and contemporary lithograph portrait. Signature is mounted on card stock, and the two would mat and frame nicely.                           Price: $80.00                            (stock#AgazzSig)

Clark W. B. and Twitchell M. W. 1915 THE MESOZOIC AND CENOZOIC ECHINODERMATA OF THE UNITED STATES USGS Monograph #54 orig. brown cloth, light wear, vg copy, contents vg to fine, 341 pages, 108 plts.    

                                                                                                                                  Price: $75.00                      (stock#USGSM054)

Darwin Charles 1860 JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY AND GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE ROUND THE WORLD UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPT. FITZ ROY, R. N. Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London. Royal 8vo, bound in original half calf Queen’s prize binding with marbled end papers and presentation book plate. This is the the first printing of the 2nd edition, expanded from the 1st edition (1845) with the addition of Darwin’s post-script. With 519 pp., 11 engravings/diagrams in text, and is considered to be the definitive edition of Darwin’s first published book. Condition overall is very good, some exterior wear, hinges firm, contents clean with little to no foxing.                   Price: $1,200.00                          (stock#Darwin 1860)

Hatcher R. D. Jr. et al. 1989 THE APPALACHIAN-OUACHITA OROGEN IN THE UNITED STATES, GEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA, DNAG, VOLUME F-2, cloth light+ external wear ex-lib else contents vg, 767 pp., scores of figs., lacks the 12 large folding maps/charts in accompanying slip case, but still highly useful.         Price: $60.00                (stock#DNAGF2)

Herndon, William Lewis and Gibbon, Lardner 1853-54 EXPLORATION OF THE VALLEY OF THE AMAZON, MADE UNDER DIRECTION OF THE NAVY DEPARTMENT Washington: Robert Armstrong; A.O.P. Nicholson, publishers. Two volumes, House edition, 32nd and 33rd Congress. Volume 1 is Part One by Herndon, rebound in period marbled half calf with bookplate of H. C. Lewis in front, period Coldwitch, Michigan library pocket in rear; wear to exterior of binding with corners rubbed, some areas of leather abraided, contents  very good, only occasional foxing with 414 pp., 16 plates. Volume 2 is by Gibbon, in orginal House Documents binding, chips to spine cover/ends, private bookplate inside front cover, small tide mark to outer, upper page corners; overall contents good+ with with 339 pp., 36 plates. Accompanying Map slip case with 2 folding maps, including the the large map centered on Bolivia, with adjacent country boundaries shown.                                                                 Price: $250.00                   (stock#HernGibb)

Hitchcock E. 1838 REPORT ON A RE-EXAMINATION OF THE ECONOMICAL GEOLOGY OF MASSACHUSETTS 8vo, original front wrap which has some wear, light foxing/soiling, contents overall very good with light+ wear, outer side margins of pages a bit rough but they were not  cut down or trimmed. With 139 pp. Rare. 

                                                                                                                              Price: $100.00                         (stock#Hitch1838)

JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY, Volume 1 1893 (complete) 8vo, boards loose or coming, no spine cloth, contents are very good with light wear and dozens of papers of what has become one of the mainstream geology journals. This volume contains the first year (6 bi-monthly issues) and covers diverse topics on mostly North American geology, but with some foriegn coverage by authors such as Archibald Geikie. Scarce.                            Price: $50.00                         (stock#GJv1)

Neatherly T. L. (ed.) 1986 SOUTHEASTERN SECTION OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA CENTENNIAL FIELD GUIDE Volume 6 cloth, ex-lib else light wear, vg, 486 pp., scores of figs with detailed field trip descriptions of 100 classic outcrops across the southeastern United States.                            Price: $50.00                    (stock#DNAGSE6)

Newton H. E. M. and Jenny W. P. 1880 REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY AND RESOURCES OF THE BLACK HILLS OF DAKOTA published by the US Gov't Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 4to, in original cloth, light wear, a very good, solid and clean copy, no institutional stamps or other markings, a few marginal foxing spots to title page else pages clean. With 566 pp., 19 plates including the frontis lithograph of Devil's Tower, 28 figures, including three scenic views by Thomas Moran, the famed artist of Western exploration. Scarce to find a nice copy.                        Price: $350.00                             (stock#BH01)

NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE SCIENTIFIC SERIES #14 December 30, 1873 folding newspaper, one edge uncut, some fading and wear/browning along fold crease but overall in very good condition. The Herald-Tribune Scientific Series was an occasionally-published supplement that contained extended reporting on scientific achievements of the era. This issue covers the F. V. Hayden expedition, Capt. Jones expedition to Yellowstone Pass, and also that of Agassiz to Brazil. With 8 pp., complete. Rare.                                                          Price: $75.00                               (stock#NYHT14)

Owen D. D. 1848 REPORT OF A GEOLOGICAL RECONNOISSANCE OF THE CHIPPEWA LAND DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN AND INCIDENTALLY OF A PORTION OF THE KICKAPOO COUNTRY, & OF A PART OF IOWA AND THE MINNESOTA TERRITORY 8vo, bound in red morocco backed black pebbled boards with gilt title on red leather label on front cover and on spine, lightly foxed on few leaves else light wear, vg copy, 134 pp, 37 plates including 23 tinted lithographed plates and 14 hand colored folding sections, large hand colored map in rear pocket. Scarce to find with folding map and without excessive foxing.                                            Price: $500.00                         (Owen48)

Owen David Dale 1852 REPORT OF A GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF WISCONSIN, IOWA, AND MINNESOTA AND INCIDENTALLY OF A PORTION OF NEBRASKA TERRITORY Lippencott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia (publisher). royal 4to, text and plate vols., both ex-lib, with some exterior wear. Text volume in brown cloth, period private ownership signature on title page, binding worn with short tears, rubbing, chips to spine ends, contents with scattered light foxing, overall vg with 638 pp., scattered figures. Plate volume in green cloth as issued, with gilt title bright, a light, scattered tide mark near bottom of some plates/folding maps and sections but not obtuse, and shows mostly on blank verso of sheets. With 623 pp., 2 folding maps, numerous hand colored folding sections, 27 engraved plates of fossils, scores of woodcuts. Includes a report by Leidy “ON THE FOSSIL MAMMALIA AND REPTILIA COLLECTED DURING THE SURVEY” amongst others by Shumard, Whittlesey, Norwood, and more. One of the great classic volumes of North American geology paleontology and exploration. The huge fold out map is present, measures approx. 28 x 48 inches, and overall very good, with some wear to outermost margins, short tear outside map border to lower margin, closed tear to one panel (no paper loss), and hand colored in large part, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and portions of Missouri and Illinois. One of the more important geologic maps produced in North America during the middle 19th century.                                                    Price: $350.00                    (stock#Owen1852)

Owen D. D. 1861 KENTUCKY GEOLOGICAL SURVEY VOLUME 4 cloth as issued, chips to spine ends, corners rubbed through, scattered foxing but contents generally clean, vg, 617 pp., several figures, folding chart. Scarce.                                                       Price: $100.00                          (stock#KYGSOwen4)

Phillips J. 1853 THE RIVERS MOUNTAINS AND SEA COAST OF YORKSHIRE 8vo, original cloth with gilt title, rebacked with new spine, corner and edge wear to original boards, contents vg with 302 pp., publishers advertisements, 35 plates that include fine scenic view engravings and one a hand colored map. Scarce.

                                                                                                                                        Price: $100.00                (stock#EUR143)

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: $50.00                  (stock#Prime)

Pumpelly R. 1873 ATLAS ACCOMPANYING THE REPORT ON IRON ORES AND COAL FIELDS Missouri Geological Survey, engraved by Julius Bien, NY. Folio, not bound as issued, original wraps, though some wear, tears to front wrap, more so to rear wrap. All 14 plates present, plate 1 has marginal tears and creases, the rest have a few mm area of rough margins along some map sheet edges but overall are very good. Note the plates are numbered 1-9, with several sheets numbered for example, like Plate 7, Plate 7A, Plate 7B, for a total of 14 sheets. Extremely rare, infact this is the only copy I've seen in 20+ years, and could not find any copies either for sale, or scanned for reference, online.
                                                                                                                                     Price: $800.00                   (stock#PumpATL)

Taylor R. C. 1855 STATISTICS OF COAL: Including Mineral Bituminous Substances Employed in Arts and Manufactures; With Their Geographical, Geological and Commercial Distribution... [J. W. Moore, Philadelphia, publisher] royal 8vo, rebound in ugly buckrum and ex-Harvard libary with bookplate, notation and stamp to page fore edges only visible when volume is closed. Contents however are clean and complete with 640 pp., 5 maps, most folding, some are hand-colored; one is detached but in a custom rear pocket. This is Alexander Agassiz's (son of Louis Agassiz) copy, with his signature on free end paper. Scarce.                                                                                  Price: $150.00                               (stock#RAR43)

Vanuxem L. 1842 GEOLOGY OF NEW YORK PART III COMPRISING THE SURVEY OF THE THIRD GEOLOGICAL DISTRICT royal 4to, in quarter calf presentation binding which is worn through at corners, edges and spine gutter. Boards are firm and contents are clean and vg. With 306 pp., numerous figures (un-numbered).  

                                                                                                                            Price: $60.00                               (stock#NY3rd)

White C. A. 1870 REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE STATE OF IOWA 2 vols complete, both in original cloth, some corners rubbed through, spine ends with chips/short tears, gilt titles faded, some spotting to spine cloth, a few wrinkles to cloth covers of vol. 1, overall some exterior wear. Contents are vg, Vol. 1 with 391 pp., numerous plates, some folding, contents clean. Vol. 2 with period owner's signature inside front cover, 463 pp., contents clean with several plates, large folding colored map at rear. Map has closed tear (no paper loss) else is vg. A scarce set.

                                                                                                                                            Price: $150.00                   (stockIAwhite)

ALABAMA  FLORIDA  LOUISANA  MISSISSIPPI

Hall B. H. 1904 WATER POWERS OF ALABAMA, WITH AN APPENDIX ON STREAM MEASUREMENTS IN MISSISSIPPI USGS Water Supply Paper #107 no wps, black tape on spine, ex-lib, vg, 253 pp., plts, figs. 

                                                                                                                                             Price: $25.00                  (stock#WSP107)

Hilgard E. W. 1873 SUPPLEMENTARY AND FINAL REPORT OF A GEOLOGICAL RECONNOISSANCE OF THE STATE OF LOUISANA 8vo, wps with some edge soiling, short tear to upper corner, contents vg with 44 pp., 1 fig. Rare.                                                            Price: $25.00                                    (stock#LA01)

Matson G. C. 1916 PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS OF FLORIDA USGS Bulletin #604 wps with small chips to paper spine ends else light wear, vg copy complete with large folding Geologic Map of Florida. Contains 101 pp., 17 plts, 2 figs, and large folding map. Scarce.                                                                                     Price: $35.00                                 (stock#USGSB604)

Smith E. A. 1893 REPORT ON THE GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF MURPHREE’S VALLEY AND ITS MINERALS AND OTHER MATERIALS OF ECONOMIC VALUE Ala. Geol. Surv. stiff wraps, some external wear, ex-lib, contents vg, 132 pp., section plate.                        Price: $35.00                            (stock#AL17) 

ALASKA

Becker G. F. 1898 RECONNAISSANCE OF THE GOLD FIELDS OF SOUTHERN ALASKA WITH SOME NOTES ON GENERAL GEOLOGY from 18th USGS ANNUAL REPORT 4to, bound in buckrum, fine clean copy with 86 pp., 31 plates and 6 figures. A hard to find Yukon–Alaska gold rush and mining reference.

                                                                                                                                 Price: $40.00                         (stock#AK24)

Brooks A. H. 1912 GOLD DEPOSITS NEAR VALDEZ ALASKA USGS Bulletin #520-D wps with stamps, ex-lib else light wear, vg, 27 pp., 1 plt (map).                                                                          Price: $20.00                           (stock#USGSB520D)

Eakin H. M. 1913 A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF A PART OF THE RAMPART  QUADRANGLE ALASKA rear wrap lacking, cloth tape on spine, large folding map present, vg and loosely inserted. With 38 pp., 8 plts  including large fold out map and much on the gold ores of the Hot Springs and Rampart Districts.

                                                                                                                  Price: $30.00                       (stock#USGSB535)

Grant U. S. and Higgens D. F. 1910 RECONNAISSANCE OF THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA USGS Bull. #443 wps with some wear, tear to rear wrap, contents vg with 89 pp., 12 plts including 2 large folding pocket maps, 9 figs.                                                 Price: $30.00                       (stock#USGSB443)

Mertie J. B. Jr. and Waters A. E. 1934 MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE RAMPART AND HOT SPRINGS DISTRICTS ALASKA and PLACER CONCENTRATES OF THE RAMPART AND HOT SPRINGS DISTRICTS USGS Bull. #844-D title wraps as issued light wear vg 83 pp., 3 plts, 1 fig.                                           Price: $25.00                         (stock#USGSB844D)

Moffit F. H. 1954 GEOLOGY OF THE PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND REGION ALASKA USGS BUll. #989-E wps ex-lib light wear, vg, 85 pp., 1 plt (folding map in rear pocket), 27 figs.                                      Price: $20.00                         (stock#USGSB989E)

Moffitt F. H. and Maddren A. G. 1909 MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE KOTSINA-CHITINA REGION, ALASKA USGS Bull. #374 wps, blind stamp else light wear, vg, 103 pp., 10 plts, 9 figs.  Price: $30.00    (stock#USGSB374)

Prindle L. M. 1909 THE FORTYMILE QUADRANGLE, YUKON-TANANA REGION, ALASKA USGS Bull. #375 wps, light wear, vg, 52 pp., 5 plts, 2 figs.                                            Price: $30.00                 (stock#USGSB375)

Smith P. S. 1910 GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SOLOMON AND CASA-DEPAGA QUADRANGLES SEWARD PENINSULA ALASKA USGS Bull. #433 wps, rear wrap loose, some external wear, ex-lib, contents vg, 234 pp., 16 plts, 26 figs and includes discussion of gold placers in stream river and beach deposits of the region.

                                                                              Price: $35.00                            (stock#USGSB433)

ARIZONA - NEW MEXICO

Bastin E. S. 1924 ORIGIN  OF CERTAIN RICH SILVER ORES AT KINGMAN ARIZONA USGS Bull. #750-B title wraps as issued, signature else light wear, vg, 23 pp., 11 figs.                                           Price: $15.00               (stock#USGSB750B)

Darton N. H. 1916 GEOLOGY AND UNDERGROUND WATER RESOURCES OF LUNA COUNTY NEW MEXICO USGS Bull. #618 archival wraps else light wear, vg, 188 pp., 13 pls, 15 figs, and large folding map in rear pocket. Darton’s report on the geology of Deming New Mexico and vicinity complete with the fold out colored bedrock map of the region.

                                                                                                                    Price: $30.00                                    (stock#USGSB618)

Darton N. H. 1928 REDBEDS AND ASSOCIATED FORMATIONS IN NEW MEXICO USGS Bull. #794 wraps with private name stamp, some plates with same stamp else some exterior wear, contents very good with 356 pp., 62 plts, 173 figs. A solid copy of Darton’s classic resume of New Mexico geology. A must have for anyone interested Permian and Triassic rocks and Southwest geology, and complete with all the maps.          Price: $35.00               (stock#USGSB794)

Dutton C. E. 1882 THE PHYSICAL GEOLOGY OF THE GRAND CANON DISTRICT extracted from Second Annual Report of the U. S. Geological Survey, and is the short version of Dutton’s classic monograph beautifully illustrated by plates, some folding of Grand Canyon country geology and views. Light+ wear, archival tape to spine, good copy, 120 pp., 27 plates. The folding map has a few closed tears at right margin but no paper loss within printed border. Off along the blank margin, outside of printed map, there is a small piece of the border gone, but the paper to fill it is folded over on the underside of map. Some sunning on the blank reverse of map where it was folded and exposed to air. Would mat flat nicely with a little skill.                                                                                   Price: $70.00                              (stock#AZ35)  

Fries C. 1940 TIN DEPOSITS OF THE BLACK RANGE, CATRON AND SIERRA COUNTIES NEW MEXICO A PRELIMINARY REPORT USGS Bull. #922-M wps light+ wear, small spot else vg, 16 pp., plts, figs.   Price: $15.00         (stock#USGSB922Mr)

Lasky S. G. and Webber B. N. 1949 MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF THE ARTILLERY MOUNTAINS REGION, MOHAVE COUNTY ARIZONA USGS Bull. #961 wraps, light wear, vg, 86 pp., plts, figs, maps.    Price: $20.00         (stock#USGSB961)

Little C. J. et al. 1957 GEOLOGY OF SOUTHWESTERN SAN JUAN BASIN Four Corners Geological Soc., 2nd Field Conference 4to, decorated cloth light wear, ownership stamp else vg 199 pp., period advertisments at rear, large folding pockets maps. Covers the geology of northwestern New Mexico from Thoreau to Shiprock.              

                                                                                                                              Price: $30.00                                    (stock#NM54)

Hayes P. T. and Gale B. T. 1957 GEOLOGY OF THE CARLSBAD CAVERNS EAST QUADRANGLE USGS Map G-98; and Hayes P. T. and Gale B. T. 1957 GEOLOGY OF THE CARLSBAD CAVERNS EAST QUADRANGLE USGS Map G-112 both maps in printed sleeves light wear vg.                                          Price: $20.00              (stock#GQ98-112nm)

Krieger M. H. 1965 GEOLOGY OF THE PRESCOTT AND PAULDEN QUADRANGLES ARIZONA USGS Prof. Paper #467 4t0, wraps, faded stamp, some wear to margins, upper outer corner creased/bumped but else vg. Contains 127 pp., 5 plts including folding map in rear pocket, 21 figs.                                                  Price: $25.00                         (stock#PP467)

Longwell C. R. 1962 RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY BETWEEN LAKE MEAD AND DAVIS DAM ARIZONA wps, light wear, vg copy of a classic Colorado Plateau report. With 51 pp., 1 plt (folding geologic map), 15 figs.  
                                                                                                                                      Price: $20.00                          (stock#PP374E)

Peterson N. P. 1962 ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GLOBE MIAMI DISTRICT ARIZONA USGS Prof. Paper #342 rear wrap loose else some external wear, contents vg 161 pp. 8 plts, 15 figs.

                                                                                                    Price: $30.00                    (stock#PP342)

Robinson H. H. 1913 THE SAN FRANCISCAN VOLCANIC FIELD ARIZONA USGS Prof. Paper #76 4to wps with some wear, cloth tape across spine, contents affected at lower outer corner by faint damp stain, but overall contents good. Contains 213 pp., 14 plts including fold out maps, 36 figs. Scarce.                              Price: $25.00                  (stock#PP76)

Schwartz G. M. 1954 GEOLOGY OF THE SAN MANUEL COPPER DEPOSIT ARIZONA USGS Prof. Paper #256 wps, bumped corners else light wear, vg copy, 65 pp., 17 plts, 8 figs.                            Price: $30.00                    (stock#PP256)

New Mexico, San Juan Basin, 3 reports, USGS Bulletins#860-A-C, complete set. #860-A Sears J. D. 1934 GEOLOGY AND FUEL RESOURCES OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE SAN JUAN BASIN, NEW MEXICO PART 1 THE COAL FIELD FROM GALLUP EASTWARD TOWARD MOUNT TAYLOR, WITH A MEASURED SECTION OF PRE-DAKOTA(?) ROCKS NEAR NAVAJO CHURCH with 29 pp., 17 plts; #860-B Hunt, C. B. 1936 GEOLOGY AND FUEL RESOURCES OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE SAN JUAN BASIN, NEW MEXICO PART 2 THE MOUNT TAYLOR COAL FIELD with 50 pp., 21 plts, 2 figs; and #860-C Dane C. H. 1936 GEOLOGY AND FUEL RESOURCES OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE SAN JUAN BASIN, NEW MEXICO PART 3 THE LA VENTANA-CHACRA MESA COAL FIELD with 86 pp., 17 plts, 1 fig. COndition of the three Bulletins variable, ranging from light+ wear to more moderate wear, ex-lib with name stamp, contents good to vg.                                                                                                 Price: $30.00                                (stock#USGSB860A-Cset)

Simons F. S. 1964 GEOLOGY OF THE KLONDYKE QUADRANGLE GRAHAM AND PINAL COUNTIES ARIZONA USGS Prof. Paper #461 wps with small stamp else light wear, vg copy with 173 pp., 1 plt (folding pocket map), 57 figs.        

                                                                                                                                    Price: $35.00                                (stock#PP461)

Twenter F. R. and Metzger D. G. 1963 GEOLOGY AND GROUND WATER IN VERDE VALLEY-THE MOGOLLON RIM REGION ARIZONA USGS Bull. #1177 wps with small signature else light wear vg 132 pp., 1 plt (folding pocket map), 39 figs.                                                                                                                        Price: $20.00                          (stock#USGSB1177)

CALIFORNIA

Arnold R. 1909 PALEONTOLOGY OF COALINGA DISTRICT FRESNO AND KINGS COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA USGS Bull. #396 archival wraps else contents clean and vg. With 173 pp., 30 plates.        Price: $30.00                (stock#USGSB396)

Bailey E. H. 1942 QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS OF THE PARKFIELD DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA USGS Bull. #936-F wps, ex-lib, some wear, contents vg, 27 pp., 4 plts, 1 fig.                                               Price: $15.00                               (stock#USGSB936F)

Beal C. H. 1948 RECONNAISSANCE OF THE GEOLOGY AND OIL POSSIBILITIES OF BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 8vo, cloth, some external wear, ex-lib with markings and labels, a few pages with lightly soiled edges else contents vg 138 pp., 11 plts, including large folding pocket map.                                          Price: $35.00                           (stock#GSAMem31)

Brown R. D. et al. 1981 MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SNOW MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS STUDY AREA CALIFORNIA USGS Bull. #1495 wps, some external wear, contents vg, 48 pp., 2 pocket maps, 7 figs. with account of all known historic and potential gold silver and other economic mines and mineral deposits.       

                                                                                                                                   Price: $20.00                 (stock#USGSB1495r)

Byers F. M. Jr. 1960 GEOLOGY OF THE ALVORD MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA USGS Bull. #1089-A wraps light wear, vg, 71 pp., 6 plates, 2 figs.            Price: $20.00                         (stock#USGSB1089A)

Cater F. W. and Wells F. G. 1953 GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE GASQUET QUADRANGLE CALIFORNIA – OREGON U. S. Geol. Surv. Bull. #995-C wrap margins sunned else light wear, contents vg, 55 pp., 5 plts, 2 figs. With discussion of the gold lode and placer deposits of the study area.                   Price: $20.00                (stock#USGSB995C)

Clark W. R. 1955 MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY in CADMG Journal vol. 51(1). wps light wear, contents vg, report runs from pp. 21-95., with folding map in rear pocket and 20 photographs and figs in text.  Also contains a few other reports on diverse geological topics.                      Price: $30.00                       (stock#CJMG51-1)

Davis F. F. and Vernon J. W. 1951  MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY in California Journal of Mines and Geology, vol. 47(4), pp. 561-617, folding map in pocket. Also includes FLUORSPAR IN CALIFORNIA by Crosby J. W. III and Hoffman S. R. with plts, figs, map (pp. 619-638). In wraps, light wear, ex-lib., contents vg.

                                                                                                                             Price: $30.00                            (stock#CJMG47-4)

Davis G. H. 1961 GEOLOGIC CONTROL OF MINERAL COMPOSITION OF STREAM WATERS OF THE EASTERN SLOPE OF THE SOUTHERN COAST RANGES, CALIFORNIA USGS Water Supply Paper #1535-B wps, ex-lib, vg, 30 pp., plts, figs.  

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Dibblee T. W. Jr. 1960 GEOLOGY OF THE ROGERS LAKE AND KRAMER QUADRANGLES CALIFORNIA USGS Bull. #1089-B wps, light wear, vg, 67 pp., 3 plts, 2 figs.                                   Price: $20.00                           (stock#USGSB1089B)

Diller J. S. 1892  LASSAN PEAK ATLAS FOLIO CALIFORNIA preliminary edition that preceeded formal issuance of the U. S. Geological Survey Atlas Folio series. Wraps with tape to margins, short tears, some wear, small chip to outer lower corner of  topographic sheet margin else  contents very good. Rare.         Price: $60.00               (stockLassanAF)

Duffield W. A. and Sharp R. V. 1975 GEOLOGY OF THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS MELANGE AND ADJACENT AREAS AMADOR COUNTY CALIFORNIA USGS Prof. Paper 827 wps, ex-lib, some external wear, contents vg, 30 pp., 1 plt, figs.                                                                                                                                 Price: $20.00                    (stock#PP827)

Fiedler W. M. 1944 GEOLOGY OF THE JAMESBURG QUADRANGLE MONTEREY COUNTY CALIFORNIA in California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines vol. 40(2), pp. 177-250, folding geologic and structure section maps in rear pocket. The volume contains several other, mostly administrative reports and has light wear, ex-lib else very good.                                                                                                                           Price: $25.00                      (stock#CJMG40-2)

Hadley J. B. 1942 MANGANESE DEPOSITS IN THE PAYMASTER MINING DISTRICT, IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA wps with signature, short tear else vg,  15 pp., 1 plt, 3 figs.                     Price: $15.00                              (stock#USGSB931S)

Hess F. L. 1910 GOLD MINING IN THE RANDSBURG QUADRANGLE CALIFORNIA in USGS Bulletin #430 CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEOLOGY PART 1- METALS AND NONMETALS EXCEPT FUELS (whole volume), also contains THE WEAVERVILLE-TRINITY CENTER GOLD GRAVELS, TRINITY COUNTY  CALFORNIA By MacDonald; PLACER GRAVELS OF THE SUMPTER AND GRANITE DISTRICTS, EASTERN OREGON By Pardee, NOTES ON THE PLACER DEPOSITS OF GREATERVILLE ARIZONA By Hill, and more.                                                        Price: $40.00                       (stock#USGSB430)

Hunt R.D. and Sanchez N. 1929 SHORT HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA [Thomas Y. Crowell, NY, publisher] 8vo, cloth, external wear with rubbed corners, frayed spine ends, a few spots and book plate on blank free end paper, while rear blank free end paper has a penciled caricature (rather well done). Otherwise contents good, 671 pp., 14 plates, 4 maps (2 folding).                                                                                                                          Price: $35.00                           (stock#CA24)

Larsen E. S. Jr. 1948 BATHOLITH AND ASSOCIATED ROCKS OF CORONA, ELSINORE, AND SAN LUIS REY QUADRANGLES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Geol. Soc. America Memoir #29 cloth gilt title as issued, else light wear, vg, clean copy, 182 pp., 8 plates, 16 figs. Scarce.                                                    Price: $40.00                    (stock#GSAMem29)

Mabey D. R. 1960 GRAVITY SURVEY OF THE WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT CALIFORNIA USGS Prof. Paper #316-D wps light wear vg, 23 pp., 3 plts, 10 figs.                                                               Price: $15.00                                 (stock#PP316D)

Mendenhall W. C. 1908 PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE GROUND WATERS OF SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CALIFORNIA USGS Water Supply Paper #222 wps with stamps, light crease, contents vg with 52 pp., 1 plt.  

                                                                                                                                 Price: $25.00                          (stock#WSP222)

Merriam C. W. 1963 GEOLOGY OF THE CERRO GORDO MINING DISTRICT, INYO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA wps light wear vg, 83 pp., 5 plts (folding maps and mine plans in rear pocket, 36 figs.        Price: $35.00                (stock#PP408)

Miller W. J. 1944 GEOLOGY OF PALM SPRINGS-BLYTHE STRIP, RIVERSIDE COUNTY CALIFORNIA in California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines vol. 40(1), pp. 11-72, several small folding maps, figs. Also in the volume are Miller J. M. GEOLOGY OF PARTS OF THE BARSTOW QUADRANGLE, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA which runs from pp. 73-112 with outcrop photos and two folding maps; and Miller W. J. GEOLOGY OF THE NEEDLES-GOFF REGION, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CALIFORNIA, pp. 114-129 with folding map bound in. Volume has light wear, ex-lib, very good.                                                                                                     Price: $30.00             (stock#CJMG40-1)

Campbell M. R. et al 1915 CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC GEOLOGY (SHORT PAPERS AND PRELIMINARY REPORTS), 1913 : PART II – MINERAL FUELS USGS Bulletin #581 in red cloth as limited issue, ends of spine cloth rubbed, ink splatter on on blank free end papers inside else vg copy. With 187pp., 11 plts, 6 figs. Contains several important papers including: Geology and oil prospects of Waltham, Priest, Bitterwater, and Peachtree Valleys, California By Pack and English; The Moorcroft oil field, Crook County, Wyoming By Barnett; Oil and gasin the western part of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington By Lupton Oil shale of northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah By Woodruf and Day; and The Coalville coal field, Utah By Wegemann.                                                                         Price: $35.00                             (stock#USGSB581)

Ross C. P. 1941 SOME QUICKSILVER PROSPECTS IN ADJACENT PARTS OF NEVADA CALIFORNIA AND OREGON USGS BULL. 931-B 8vo, wraps light wear, very good with 15 pp., 3 plates, 1 fig. and covering Washoe County Nevada, Cedarville and Willow Ranch California and Lake County Oregon.                          Price: $15.00      (stock#USGSB931B)

Sampson R. J. 1932 ECONOMIC MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE SAN JACINTO QUADRANGLE in MINING IN CALIFORNIA vol. 28(1), pp. 3-11, with description of two gold mines in the study area. Also includes Galliher E. W. GEOLOGY AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF BUILDING STONE FROM CARMEL VALLEY CALIFORNIA, pp. 14-41 with numerous plates and figs, and Galliher E. W. SEDIMENTS OF MONTEREY BAY pp. 43-79 with folding map. Overal some wear to volume, covers loose or coming so, ex-lib, contents vg.                                                     Price: $25.00                   (stock#CJMG28-1)

Sampson R. J. and Tucker W. B. 1942 MINERAL RESOURCES OF IMPERIAL COUNTY in California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines vol. 38(2), pp. 105-145, folding map bound in and covers gold, silver, lead and other mineral mines and deposits of the County. The volume also includes Henshaw P. C. 1942 GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE CARGO MUCHACHO MOUNTAINS IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA which runs from pp. 147-196 with 2 folding maps bound in. Overall, vg, ex-lib with stamps and small label, light wear.             

                                                                                                                                      Price: $30.00               (stock#CJMG38-2)

Smith W. S. T. 1894 A GEOLOGICAL SKETCH OF SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND from USGS 18th Ann. Rpt. 4to, archival tape along spine else some wear, good copy, 2 page colored map is vg.               Price: $30.00                       (stock#CA86)

Terrell J. U. 1965-1966 WAR FOR THE COLORADO RIVER two vols, both 8vo, dj, vg to fine copies, 325 pp; 323 pp., both vols. with frontis map. Nice set.                                                                               Price: $60.00                                 (stock#CA33)

Wait R. L. 1963 GEOLOGY OF THE WILLOW SPRINGS AND ROSAMOND QUADRANGLES CALIFORNIA USGS Bull. #1089-C wraps, light wear, vg, 113 pp., 2 plts (folding pocket maps), 7 figs.     Price: $20.00              (stock#USGSB1089C)

White D. E. 1940 ANTIMONY DEPOSITS OF THE WILDROSE CANYON AREA, INYO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA USGS Bull. #922-K wps with sunned margin else light wear, vg, 19 pp., 2 plts, 4 figs.      Price: $15.00             (stock#USGSB922Kr)

Willis B. 1912 INDEX TO THE STRATIGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA USGS Prof. Paper #71 4to, in cloth, ex-lib with markings on exterior, some external wear, contents very good with 894 pp., 9 figs. and the 4 folded map sheets of the HUGE GEOLOGIC MAP OF NORTH AMERICA (measures approx. 6 x 8 feet or more) in separate folder. The maps are generally good to very good, some marginal wear, small short tears to some fold creases but no paper loss. Scarce to find with the maps intact.                                                                          Price: $140.00                               (stock#USGSPP71)

Cuvier Georges L. C. Baron, 1825 RECHERCHES SUR LES OSSEMENS FOSSILES DE QUADRUPÈDES, OU L'ON RÉTABLIT LES CARACTÈRES DE PLUSIEURS ESPÈCES D'ANIMAUX QUE LES RÉVOLUTIONS DU GLOBE PAROISSENT AVOIR DÉTRUITES Paris, 3rd edition, large 4to, bound in leather with raised bands and gilt titles on spine, with blue marbled boards 5 volumes complete (bound into 6 volumes). Overall light to light+ exterior wear (a few light rubbing and scuff marks to boards) else bindings are solid, with the book plate of noted geologist and science historian H. Stanton Hill. This is a very nice set of Cuvier’s monumental work which is widely considered to represent the birth of Vertebrate Paleontology. This is the 3rd, and expanded edition, and the last to be published in quarto size. The last (1834) edition was reduced to octavo size, though the plates remained quarto, bound into 2 atlas volumes that merely reprinted the plates of the this edition.

I spent considerable time collating the set from scanned online copies and other bibliographic sources, and count 275 plates total. it is complete except for missing 3 odd plates as noted below. Contents are:

Volume 1 in 2 parts. Part 1 with frontis portrait of Cuvier, pp. 1-174, folding table at page 144; 3 plates (I-III) called for at end of part 1, complete. Appendix paginated continuously from pp. 175-196, with 3 plates of the Ibis at end paginated plates IV-VI; Part 2 with 340 pp., 12 plates of Elephans bound in at p. 204; 7 plates of Mastodon bound in at p. 248; 4 additional Mastodon plates bound in at p. 268; 7 plates Hippopotomus bound in toward end. All plates in both Parts present. Overall volume condition is very good, light to light+ exterior wear, some marginal soiling/foxing to some plate margins.

Volume 2 in 2 parts. Part 2 is bound in at front of volume, with the half title for Part 1, is paginated continuously from pp. 239-648 + errata sheet; plates 1A-D; 2A-D, plates 3-11 fossil invertebrates, and Brogniert and Cuvier’s (1812) large folding hand colored map. Note plate plates 4-11 are bound in with text, while Plate 3 follows the geology plates 1A-D; 2A-D. Part 2 is complete. Part 1 bound as second half of volume, with Part 2 half title page, paginated pp. 230-648 and with all but one of the plates. 18 plates of Rhinoceras; 1 plate Elasmotherium; 3 plates Cheval; 2 plates Cochons; 3 plates Daman 5 plates Tapir; 11 plates of more Tapirs are called for. All are present except Plate 1 of the Daman. Condition of contents is generally very good though some plates have a light tide mark at corner margins, and light scattered foxing or mostly marginal soiling.

Volume 3 with pp. 1-412, 79 of 80 plates; Plate 65 missing. Overall some light foxing/ marginal soiling to edges of some plate sheets, one plate a bit darkened but the rest very good.

Volume 4 with pp. 1-514, 39 plates, all plates present. Unlike some volumes in the set, the plates are bound into the text per binding instructions printed on the plates proper, rather then all bound in at the end.

Volume 5 in 2 parts, bound in 2 volumes; Part 1, pp. 1-405, 27 plates; Part 2, pp. 1-547, 32 of 33 plates.

Part 1 complete, with all 27 plates. The last few plates (#24-27) have lightly soiled margins and light marginal tide mark. The last plate is a bit worse off, with a two marginal tears and a small hole in the plate, but images unaffected.

Part 2, with 32 plates. There should be a Plate 33, as indicated by online scanned copies viewed when collating. Hence, the last plate is lacking. Else volume has some light marginal soiling along some plate margins toward the rear but else generally clean.

     Extremely rare, and is the most desired edition of Cuvier’s monumental work, and in a decent binding with a solid provenance.                                                                                         Price: $4,000.00                                  (stock#Cuvier1825)

Hall J. and Whitney J. D. 1858 REPORT ON THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE STATE OF IOWA; EMBRACING THE RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION MADE DURING PORTIONS OF THE YEARS 1855, 56 AND 57 large 8vo, two volumes, complete. Both vols. with some exterior wear, rubbing to board edges, and light soiling, but overall, exteriors are good+ to vg. Contents show tide mark on page corners or margins toward front and back of text blocks, but does not affect the bulk of the text proper, and is more prominent in Volume One then Volume Two. Of the plates, only the corner of the last plate in Volume Two has marginal soiling, the rest are show scattered, light+ foxing. The blank verso of folding map (in Vol. 1) shows the tide mark, but the printed map surface is very good. With the large folding hand colored geologic map, 724 pp., and 29 plates of fossils. Scarce.                        Price: $175.00                     (stock#IA1859)

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 of the 1st edition. With 409 pp., frontis portrait, several plates.                                          Price: $75.00                                  (stock#Dana99)

Portlock J. E. 1843 REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY, AND OF PARTS OF TYRONE AND FERMANAGH EXAMINED AND DESCRIBED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE MASTER GENERAL AND BOARD OF ORDNANCE 8vo, Original brown cloth, gilt title, slight fraying to spine ends, one inch split to bottom of upper joint, light rubbing corners, one worse then the rest, crease and bump to cover; contents are very good, pages largely unopened copy. Contains 784 pp., 45 plates, 2 folding lithograph panorama views, 5 folding, hand colored sections, large folding map of the Drumglass Coalfield, and additional folding plate, and 26 woodcut figures in text. The plates are very good and overall, foxing is minimal. Scarce to find a good copy.      Price: $400.00                   (stock#Port1843)

Wheeler G. M. 1875 PRELIMINARY SKETCH SHOWING THE CONDITION OF DETERMINATIONS MADE AT MAIN OR INITIAL ASTRONOMICAL STATIONS MEASURED BASES AND AT MAIN TRIANGULATION STATIONS IN THE COLORADO SECTION OF GEOGRAPHIC SURVEYS WEST OF THE 100TH MERIDIAN U.S. Geographical Explorations West Of 100th Meridian Volume LL. 8vo, original wraps with wear, corner tear and spot of soiling, disbound, maps and plates are are vg with a few minor separations at fold creases (no paper loss). The corner of page 75 is clipped but the clip is loosely inserted (looks like an old dog eared page fold). With 196 pp., 9 plates, figs., 2 large folding maps. Particularly significant is the 36 pp. report by Prof. E.D. Cope  on the geology of northwestern New Mexico, that contains descriptions of new fossil mammals and reptiles from the region. Other important chapters describe rocks and minerals (turquoise, garnets, etc.) in southern Colorado and New Mexico, birds of Arizona, and Native American ruins in New Mexico. The lithographed plates show scenery, fossils and ancient Indian dwellings.   

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Lee W. T. 1907 WATER RESOURCES OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN NEW MEXICO AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT USGS Water Supply Paper #188 no wps, ex-lib, some external wear, contents vg, 59 pp., 1o plates including gorgeous fold out maps, 2 figs.                                                                                                  Price: $30.00                                       (stock#WSP188)