RARE GEOLOGY BOOKS, EPHEMERA, MAPS AND RELATED ITEMS
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. Price: $45.00 (stock#PA350)
Geinitz H. B. 1852 DIE VERSTEINERUNGEN DER GRAUWACKENFORMATION IN SACHSEN UND DEN ANGRENZENDEN LANDER-ABTHEILUNGEN HEFT I DIE GRAPTOLITHEN (58 pp., 6 plates); HEFT II (93 pp., 20 plts), and also bound in by same author CALAMARIEN DER STEINKOHLENFORMATION ROTLIEGENDEN IM DRESDENER MUSEUM with 29 pp., 1 plate, and on fossil Calamites plants. Published by Wilhelm Englemann Leipzig. All bound together in period boards, some wear to binding, inner hinge partly cracked, contents with light occasional foxing else vg, Henry Shaler Williams personal copy, later donated to a College library. Rare. Price: $200.00 (stock#EUR85)
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)
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 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. 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: $40.00 (stock#Prime)
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)
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)