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)
Hall J. 1859 GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NEW YORK. PALAEONTOLOGY: VOLUME III. CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS AND FIGURES OF THE ORGANIC REMAINS OF THE LOWER HELDERBERG GROUP AND THE ORISKANY SANDSTONE. 1855 – 1859 Part I. Text; Part 2. Plates, printed By C. Van Ben-thuysen. Albany, NY. 1859. Both volumes with some external wear, spine cover lacking from the thick plate volume, which is commonly the case, overall contents are vg and generally clean with occasional foxing. With 532 pp., 120 finely engraved plates focused on some Silurian and mostly Devonian fossil from the Heldeberg Escarpment, upper Hudson Valley and eastern New York State. One of the monumental volumes on North American paleontology. Note this is a heavy item for shipping purposes. Price: $125.00 (stock#Hall1859)
Jackson C. T. 1840 REPORT ON THE GEOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SURVEY OF THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND Providence: B. Cranston & Co., publisher. Bound in period boards, some external wear mostly being light edge rubbing to cloth and faded spine title, ex-period Institute library with tasteful bookplate, period inscripton, contents fine with 312 pp., 7 plates, folding hand colored map and folding hand colored section sheet, both of which are very good to fine. One of the better copies I’ve seen. Price: $225.00 (stock#JacksonRI)
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)
Van Hise C. et al. 1896 ATLAS TO ACCOMPANY MONOGRAPH 28 – MARQUETTE IRON-BEARING DISTRICT MICHIGAN U. S. Geological Survey, elephant folio atlas, brown cloth, light wear, vg, 36 colored maps. Price: $150.00 (stock#Marqatlas)
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)
Dana J. D. 1858 REVIEW OF MARCOU'S GEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA author's offprint in wraps from American Journal of Science. 8vo, wraps worn, short tears, notations, period stamps, contents good to vg with 13 pp. of mostly stinging comments by Dana on the Swiss geologist Marcou's attempt to resolve the geology of the Southwestern United States in his famous volume. Scarce. Price: $30.00 (stock#Marc01)
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)
Lee R. 1833 MEMOIRS OF BARON CUVIER 8vo, original linen boards with edgewear, rubbed through, respinned at some point with gilt title, light foxing to title page along with faded period signature, moderate foxing to 2 pages of text, and small pencil notation on blank verso of last page else the rest of the volume is clean with some pages having an occasional spot of foxing. A better then average copy. With 197 pp. The first American edition.
Price: $75.00 (stock#HST021)
Wilson G. and Giekie A. 1861 MEMOIR OF EDWARD FORBES 1st edition, vg copy in quarter calf marbled boards, small dark area on spine else period ex-lib with pocket plate on paste down else contents clean, with 583 pp. and frontis portrait of Forbes, who was one of early giants of British geology, president of the Geological Society of London, and a pioneer in paleobotany. Scarce, and in a fine binding. Price: $150.00 (stock#Forbes)
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)
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)
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: $300.00 (stock#Owen1852)