RARE GEOLOGY BOOKS, EPHEMERA, MAPS AND RELATED ITEMS

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Beck L. C. 1842 MINERALOGY OF NEW YORK 4to, some external wear with corners rubbed through or chipped, large portion of original spine cloth preserving faded gilt title rebacked, some edge wear, front paste down and free end paper badly foxed,  else contents are very good with just light, occasional foxing. With 536 pp., 8 plts. This is volume three of the  Natural History of New York set. Scarce.                             Price: $100.00                        (stock#NYbeck)

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Cope E. D. 1875 CHECKLIST OF NORTH AMERICAN BATRACHIA AND REPTILIA WITH A SYSTEMATIC LIST OF THE HIGHER GROUPS AND AN ESSAY ON GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION BASED ON SPECIMENS IN THE U. S. NATIONAL MUSEUM U. S. National Museum Bull. 1, 104 pp. Also bound in is Surface A. H. 1906 THE SERPENTS OF PENNSYLVANIA with a score of plates and figs. The volume is bound in cloth, ex-lib, overall contents vg. 

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Hay O. P. 1929 – 1930 SECOND BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CATALOGUE OF THE FOSSIL VERTEBRATA OF NORTH AMERICA Carnegie Institution Publication #390 Two massive volumes, both in wraps overall light wear, minor chips, small stain to paper spine cover, blind stamp else contents clean and a very good set of a rather scarce and very important vertebrate paleontology reference. Vol. 1 with 916 pp., Vol. 2 with 1074 pp. While a prolific paleontologist in his own right, Hay took it upon himself to compile an exhaustive catalog of North American vertebrate fossils, often reassigning specimens to other genera, neglecting type specimens or lack thereof, designating lectotypes, etc.. which had the end result of causing 100 years of chaos, which still continues as the current generation of researchers works through the mess he created. Hence, this volume is a must have primary reference for the fossil vertebrate researcher and enthusiast.               Price: $120.00            (stock#Hay2ndbiblio)

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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.    

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Hitchcock E. 1841 FINAL REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY OF MASSACHUSETTS complete in one volume. Large 4to, in original boards which have some edge wear, small tear along gutter where board meets spine, ex-town library with period label affixed to front board from where they volume originated, but no stamps inside. Overall a very good binding, hinges a bit tender but holding firm, some edge wear. Period bookplate on front paste down, occasional foxing, mostly to preliminary pages, otherwise light and occasional. Otherwise contents generally clean with all plates and the large hand colored folding map present which is in good condition. Note in the photo, the lower left corner of the map is folded under, and does preserve the printed map border. Map has a few fold crease tears otherwise is vg. A good, solid copy of Hitchcock’s classic work. This is one of the volumes originally given to each town in Massachusetts when the report was published, which makes it somewhat unique as very few of them still exist. Scarce.                                                                                                    Price: $500.00                     (stock#Hitch1841)

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Lake P. 1908-1946 A MONOGRAPH OF THE BRITISH CAMBRIAN TRILOBITES Parts I-XIV, complete, published by the Palaeontographical Society. 4to, in parts as issued all in original blue paper wraps, all but one with title labels affixed to wraps, contents with light wear, very good, clean text and clean plates, a very good set. With 350 pp., 57 plates. Rare, and the only complete set currently on the market.                Price: $400.00                              (stock#PSLake)

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Owen D. D. 1857 MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS REFERRED TO IN VOLS. II AND III OF THE REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF KENTUCKY KY Geol. Surv. These are the maps that accompany Volumes II and III of the First Geological Survey of Kentucky. They consist of maps and illustrations enclosed in a worn, soiled and string-tied portfolio, ex-library with cover markings, spine cloth missing, bookplate inside front cover. Maps #1-3 present, lacking Maps #4-6. All 10 lithographed plates present. The maps have a few small spots and are generally clean with some small splits at fold intersections. The plates have minor foxing and light offsetting, and generally are vg.  

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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.                                                                         Price: $100.00              (stock#KYGSOwen4)

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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: $600.00                         (stock#PumpATL)

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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)

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Worthin A. H. 1866 GEOLOGY Illinois Geol. Surv. Volume 1 spine sunned light exterior wear, private name stamp on fep else vg copy, 504 pp., plts, figs, hand-colored maps. One of the better copies I’ve seen as they are usually soiled and very worn. Much on mining and minerals of the Tri-State lead zinc & fluorspar districts.  

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