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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Hall James 1894 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE BRACHIOPODA - A HANDBOOK FOR FOR STUDENTS 4to, two volumes, in purple cloth as issued, light fraying to cloth spine ends, small tear and remnants of old label to spine cloth  else overall light+ exterior wear and some fading to cloth. Contents very good with small chip/ding to corner of a few pages else overall a very good set. With 943 pp., 54 fine engraved plates, 609 figs. This was originally issued as an octavo edition in two parts contained by the Annual Report of the New York State Museum. This set offered here is the rather scarce separate edition.                                                     Price: $150.00                                (stock#Hallbrach2vol)

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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: $150.00            (stock#Hay2ndbiblio)

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HAYDEN F.V. 1858 EXPLANATIONS OF A SECOND EDITION OF A GEOLOGICAL MAP OF NEBRASKA AND KANSAS, BASED UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED IN AN EXPEDITION TO THE BLACK HILLS [and other papers] contained in PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA Volume 10 1858. 8vo, the complete volume, 273 pp., map and several plates, in string bound parts, as issued over the course of the year and many pages unopened, uncut and not trimmed, generally clean and very good. The highlight of the volume is F. V. Hayden's Second Report as official geologist on the Warren Expedition which revises his earlier map of the same region and includes the Dakotas Black Hills Region and other adjacent Territories and extends from pp. 139-158. The folding map is very good, hand-colored and clean. The Map is one of the earliest scientific exploration maps of the region and a precursor to the great Western Explorations of the following decades. Very rare, and note the volume contains a host of other reports on all natural history topics by various authors and also includes another fine, hand colored lithographs of a butterfly, birds, in addition to several other plates that accompany various reports.                                                                                                                                            Price: $200.00                         (Hayden58)

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Hitchcock C. H. 1874-1878 THE GEOLOGY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 3 volumes complete text lacking the elephant folio atlas per usual. All 3 vols are 4to, in original ¾ gilt leather, gilt variably faded, the bindings have been repaired by an expert bookbinder, small tide mark to some pages of volume 1, else contents clean and a very good set. Vol. One- 667 pp., 29 plts, 20 maps; Vol. Two- 684 pp., 40 maps; Vol. 3- 705 pp., 12 plts, 64 figs. A classic treatise on New England geology.                                                                                                               Price: $300.00                  (stock#NH005)

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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: $500.00                              (stock#PSLake)

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Leidy J. 1873 CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EXTINCT VERTEBRATE FAUNA OF THE WESTERN TERRITORIES: Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories. F. V. Hayden, United States Geologist-in-charge (Volume I of the Hayden Survey Monograph series). 4to, in period binding, boards with corners rubbed through, wear along edges and spine, boards firm, contents have a small bookplate and stamp indicating ex-lib. origin otherwise contents of volume are clean and very good. With 358 pp., 37 plates, and overall a very good copy, scarce.    

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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)

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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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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)

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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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Scudder S. H. 1890 TERTIARY INSECTS OF NORTH AMERICA United States Geological Survey of the Territories, F. V. Hayden in charge, Volume XIII 4to, original brown cloth as issued, gilt title ex-lib with some stamps, front hinge cracked but board holding firm, small corner bump else contents very good with 283 pp., 58 tinted plates of fossils. Scarce, and predominately on the fossil insects of Florissant, Colorado and the Green River Formation of Colorado Utah and Wyoming. One of the great classic monographs of North American paleontology.  

                                                                                                       Price: $110.00                                 (stock#HaydenM13)

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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.  

                                                                                                            Price: $150.00                                  (stock#ILVol1)