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Clarence King (Ed)
Report of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel, Volume IV: Part I: Palaeontology (F.B. Meek), Part II. Palaeontology (J. Hall and R.P. Whitfield), Part III: Ornithology (Ridgway).
. Good Quarto. Cloth Hardcover, 1877. Ex-library with the usual treatments. 669pp. + 24 b&w plates. Rebound in gilt-lettered teal buckram. Mildly rubbed surfaces; bumped extremities. Loosening hinges. Moderately smudged, age-mellowed interior is firm and free of reader's marks. King's brilliance in his field was not the only reason his name didn't pass into obscurity; the last thirteen years of his life he'd successfully passed himself as black to have a common law marriage with Ada Copeland, a former slave with whom King fell in love. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
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