New York: International Puublishers. Hard Cover. First Edition. 149 pp. B/w photo ills. ND; postscript dated 1934. Spine & front cover have transparent title labels affixed, black lettering. Touches of wear and creasing to corners and spine ends. Ink number on ffep. Clean and tight text block, with two fold-out maps at end. Very Good / Very Good.
Augusta, Maine: Luther Severance; Smith & Robinson, 1836-1838. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. Six reports bound together in one volume. The title page of the first report has been removed, but the first page of the report begins with the following heading, "Report To His Excellency Robert P. Dunlap, Esq., Governor of the State of Maine, President of the Board of Internal Improvement." This report was "Respectfully submitted, December 31st, 1836," and is most likely the "First Report on the Geology of the State of Maine," by Charles T. Jackson, M.D., viii pp. "Introductory Remarks," plus 128 pp., including Index. The last page of this report is a, "List of Plates Accompanying this Report." None of these plates are bound in this volume. "Second Report...
Paris: Chez Crochard, 1820. Quarter Leather. First Edition. 448 pp., 8vo. Quarter leather binding with brown leather spine and marbled boards. Spine has four raised bands with black leather patch title with gold embossed titling. A very nicely executed later binding originally published in wraps. Light wear at edges. Ex-Library with small ink stamp on title page and at base of page 5. Very clean within.
Two papers by famous scientists describing theories of the cooling of the earth. Laplace's article, "Sur la Diminution de la durée du jour par le refroidissement de la terre" pp. 410-417, 1820; Fourier's article, "Extrait d'un Memoire sur le Refroidissement seculaire du globe terrestre" pp. 418-438. Fine.
Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1950. Wraps. First Edition. xxiv, 242 pp. 4to. 119 black & white photographs and one color photograph facing Foreword, 16 plates: 1 at frontispiece, additional 15 loose, folding maps housed in tipped in folder at rear. Minor scuffing from shelfwear. Clean within.
Impressive survey of the entire Colorado River Basin. Among many recommendations contained is the proposal for the dam at Glen Canyon, which was completed and controversial to this day. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1916. Wraps. First Edition. 347pp. B/w photo ills. Professional Paper 89 of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior/USGS. Subtitle: "Including Descriptions of some Related Species from the Moose River Sandstone." Issued in wraps which are sunned on spine and chipped around spine extremities. Fore-edge of front cover and the succeeding few pps.are marked with an ancient spill. Interior clean and tight, somewhat aged. Report of a scientific study made in Aroostook County, Maine. Five full-pages of b/w plates. Very Good.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1963. Hardcover. First Edition. 1434, LV pp. 4to. Green library binding, ex-library with stamp of "Technical Library, U.S. Naval Propellant Plant, Indian Head, Maryland" on first free endpaper, title page, and final free endpaper. No other library markings present Clean within.
Wilson first proposes the theory of "Continental Drift." Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Hardcover. Fourth Edition. xl, 648,  ads. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with a glacier scene in gold and green on front cover board, similar design to spine. Light wear and scuffing to boards, 3/4" tear at head of spine on rear cover. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, clean within. 148 illustrations, both single page and folding complement the text. Very Good.