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Research in China. In three volumes and atlas. 1(1). Descritive topography and geology; 1(2). Petrography and zoology; 2. Systematic geology; 3. The Cambrian faunas of China. A report on Ordovician fossils collected in eastern Asia in 1903-04. A report on Upper Paleozoic fossils collected in China 1903-04; [4.] Geographical and geological maps. (Complete).
Washington, DC, The Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1907-1913. In five parts (four text and plate volumes, one atlas). 4to (29.8 x 24.0 cm). Text with 101 plates, including six chromolithographs of birds, and geological maps; folio atlas (52.7 x 45.0 cm) with 42 mostly coloured geological and topographical maps (some with explanatory text or figures). Original printed wrappers.l Rare topographical, geological and faunal description of China and all that has been published. The atlas is particularly rare. The Carnegie Expedition to China was conceived by Charles Walcott, who wrote was to describe the rich Cambrian faunas. This results include the description and illustration of numerous fossils, among which the trilobites stand out. The (Recent) zoological part is restricted to vertebrates, mainly birds. It contains six fine, full colour plates and includes the description and illustration of a new subspecies of wren. Smaller sections are devoted to the herpetology, and the Mammalia. Collected beetles were mentioned but supposed to be described elsewhere. The folio atlas is by Bailey Willis, "geologist in charge". Next to Richthofen's "China Ergebnisse" (1877-1912), this is one of the major topographical and geological monographs on China. One text part wrapper and the atlas rather poorly repaired at edges. Front wrapper of atlas partly mounted. Small library stamps on cover. However, in all a very good, complete set. BMNH, V, 2329.
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