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Auction 142, Lot 782

"Ninth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior 1887-88", Powell, John Wesley

Subject: Geological Survey

Period: 1889 (published)


Color: Black & White

8.5 x 11.5 inches
21.6 x 29.2 cm
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A comprehensive report by the Director of the United States Geological Survey, describing all progress and discoveries made during 1887 and 1888. Includes a nice, large fold-out map of the United States showing progress of the topographic survey. Provides the financial statement of the department, the administrative reports and accompanying papers. With the following reports: "The Charleston Earthquake of August 31, 1886" by Capt. Clarence Dutton; "The Geology of Cape Ann, Massachusetts" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler; "Formation of Travertine and Siliceous Sinter by the Vegetation of Hot Springs" (Yellowstone) by Walter Harvey Weed; "On the Geology and Physiography of a Portion of Northwestern Colorado and Adjacent Parts of Utah and Wyoming" by Charles A. White. Hardbound in brown cloth with embossed cover and spine, 717 pp., many maps and plates, some folding and in color.


Condition: B+

Text and plates are very good with some light toning. The large folding map of the United States is near fine with a tiny binding tear at left. Spine is broken, resulting in a somewhat loose binding, along with worn and bumped covers and spine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/28/2012