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Tertiary history of the Grand Cañon district, [&c.]. [U.S. Geological Survey Monograph II]. [Text volume, First edition].
the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1882 - Washington, quarto, xiv, 264 p., 42 plates and text illustrations. This is the text volume to this important work, the folio atlas was issued separately. *** CONTENT: This is Dutton’s classic geological description of the Grand Canyon. As Sinkankas (1988, Peri Lithon Cat. 85) notes, this is one of the most sought after of all the publications of the U.S. Geological Survey, not only because it was the first volume published (Monograph I was issued in 1890), but because it contains two splendid colored lithographs drawn by W.H. Holmes, the expedition artist, as well as many other views done by him and by Thomas Moran, who later became famous as a western landscapist. The plates also include dramatic photographs as well as a folding chromolithographed geologic map. ***CONDITION: Overall, a VG copy, but internally Fine. The volume is bound in the original tan leather covers, backstrip perished. The covers are sound, though detached and surficially worn, but the text block sewing and the binding is quite firm. The text pages are pristine: fresh, clean and bright, as are the plates, with intact tissue guards. There are no indications of previous ownership. This is a solid copy of the scarcest USGS monograph; rebound or rebacked, it would be a most handsome tome. BMNH 498. Nickles 326. International shipping will be extra, but only at my cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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