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Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology
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Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology

By Buckland, Rev. William

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blachard, 1837. First American Edition. Octavo. In two volumes. Three important subjects in Natural Theology are considered: First regards the inorganic elements of the mineral kingdom, and the actual dispositions of the materials of the earth. Two: Relates to theories which have been entertained respecting the origin of the world and the third extends into the organic remains of a former world. Vol. I: xv, 443pp., (5)pp. introducing Washington Irvings' Astoria, vii-xi(1)pp. publisher's ad, Vol. II: 4pp., publisher's ads, (2)pp., vii, 131pp., with plates following which includes a large folding hand-colored sections of the Earth's crust with 66 other full page engravings of animal skeletons and bones through time. Bound in purple cloth, paper spine labels, an ex-library copy with their stamp on the front pastedown, evidence of bookplate removal, binding faded around the edges and spines some chipping to spine ends, cloth split on lower joint of volume two, scattered foxing throughout. A good set.

$200.00

Report on the Geology of the State of Connecticut
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Report on the Geology of the State of Connecticut

By Percival, James Gates, 1795-1856

New Haven: Osborn and Baldwin, 1842. Octavo. 495 pages, folding map. Percival was a leading geologist who was commissioned in 1835 by the governor of Connecticut to prepare a geological survey of the state which took him seven years to complete but the finished copy still is a classic on the region. The index at the back of the book lists the towns as well as the errata on four items. Bound in publisher's black embossed cloth, spine lettering gilt, wear to corners with chipping to spine ends, scattered foxing throughout but quite readable, map does have wrinkles to edges but no tears. Very scarce in the original edition.

$275.00

4-D Framework of Continental Crust, Memoir 200
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4-D Framework of Continental Crust, Memoir 200

By Hatcher, Robert D.; Marvin Carlson; John H. McBridge; Jose R. Martinez Catalan

Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America, 2007. First Edition. Thick Quarto. 641pp. with CD. This book contains landmark papers on the processes of formation of continental crust from its beginnings in the Archean to modern processes, as well as discussions of several ancient and modern orogenic belts. The book is international in scope, with contributions from geoscientists dealing with crustal processes on five continents. Diagnostic features and processes in the construction and evolution of Oman, Zagros, Himalayan, Karakoram and Tibetan; Scale independence of decollement thrusting. Petrotectonics and evolution of geologically young orogenic belts. A near fine copy bound in pictorial paper covered boards.

$125.00

Intra-Oceanic Subduction Systems
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Intra-Oceanic Subduction Systems

By Larter, R.D.; P.T. Leat

London: Geological Society, 2003. First Edition. Small Quarto. 352 pages. index. This volume contains a collection of papers that exploit the relative simplicity of intra-oceanic subduction systems to provide insights into the tectonic, magmatic and hydrothermal processes associated with subduction. Bound in pictorial paper covered boards lettered in white. Near fine.

$125.00

Proterozoic East Gondwana: Supercontinent Assembly and Breakup
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Proterozoic East Gondwana: Supercontinent Assembly and Breakup

By Yoshida, Masaru; B.F. Windley; S. Dasgupta

London: Geological Society, 2003. Quarto. Supercontinents, superplumes and continental growth : the Neoproterozoic record / K.C. Condie -- Continental growth in the Proterozoic : a global perspective / B.F. Windley -- Models of Rodinia assembly and fragmentation / S.A. Pisarevsky [and others] -- Role of Pan-African events in the circum-East Antarctic Orogen of East Gondwana : a critical overview / M. Yoshida [and others] -- Palaeomagnetic constraints on the Proterozoic tectonic evolution of Australia / M.T.D. Wingate and D.A.D. Evans -- Proterozoic basement provinces of southern and southwestern Australia, and their correlation with Antarctica / I.C.W. Fitzsimons -- Indo-Antarctic correlation : a perspective from the Eastern Ghats Granulite Belt, India / S. Dasgupta and P. Sengupta -- Crustal architecture and evolution of the Eastern Ghats Belt and adjacent regions of India / C.J. Dobmeier and M.M. Raith -- Proterozoic crustal evolution of southernmost India and Sri Lanka / I. Braun and L.M. Kriegsman -- Archaean-Cambrian crustal development of East Antarctica : metamorphic characteristics and tectonic implications / S.L. Harley -- Pan-African events in Prydz Bay, East Antarctica and their implications for East Gondwana tectonics / Y. Zhao [and others] -- Proterozoic-Cambrian history of Dronning Maud Land in the context of Gondwana assembly / W. Bauer, R.J. Thomas and J. Jacobs -- Extensional collapse of the late Neoproterozoic-early Paleozoic East African-Antarctic Orogen in central Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica / J. Jacobs [and others] -- Development of the Arabian-Nubian Shield : perspectives on accretion and deformation in the northern East African Orogen and the assembly of Gondwana / P.R. Johnson and B. Woldehaimanot.; Neoproterozoic dextral faulting on the Najd Fault System, Saudi Arabia, preceded sinistral faulting and escape tectonics related to closure of the Mozambique Ocean / T.M. Kusky and M.I. Matsah -- Neoproterozoic deformation in central Madagascar : a structural section through part of the East African Orogen / A.S. Collins [and others] -- Tectonic evolution of the Proterozoic Itremo Group metasediments in central Madagascar / A. Fernandez and G. Schreurs -- A review of the evolution of the Mozambique Belt and implications for the amalgamation and dispersal of Rodinia and Gondwana / G.H. Grantham, M. Maboko and B.M. Eglington -- Proterozoic geochronology and tectonic evolution of southern Africa / R.E. Hanson. Bound in pictorial paper covered boards lettered in black. Near fine.

$90.00

The Mohave-Sonora Megashear Hypothesis (Special Paper 393)
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The Mohave-Sonora Megashear Hypothesis (Special Paper 393)

By Anderson, Thomas H.; Jonathan Nourse; James W. McKee; Maureen B. Steiner

Geological, 2005. First Edition. Quarto. Special paper edition with CD. 712 pages, index, tables and illustrations. Subjects include the following written by the foremost experts in that field. The Mojave-Sonora megashear: field and analytical studies leading to the conception and evolution of the hypothesis. Jurassic rocks in Sonora, Mexico: relations to Mojave-Sonora megashear and its inferred northwestward extension. Pull-apart basins at releasing bends of the sinistral Late Jurassic Mojave-Sonora fault system. Contrasting Proterozoic basement complexes near the truncated margin of Laurentia, northwestern Sonora-Arizona international border region. Paleoproterozoic Mojave province in northwestern Mexico?: isotopic and U-Pb zircon geochronologic studies of Precambrian and Cambrian crystalline and sedimentary rocks, Caborca, Sonora- The crust at northwestern Mexico interpreted from Magsat anomalies: implications for existence of the Mojave-Sonora mega shear. The Taray Formation: Jurassic mélange in northern Mexico, Tectonic implicationsPangean reconstruction of the Yucatan block: its Permian, Triassic, and Jurassic geologic and tectonic history. Mesozoic basin formation, mass-gravity sedimentation, and inversion in northeastern Sonora and southeastern Arizona. Reactivation of the San Marcos fault during mid-to-late Tertiary extension, Chihuahua, Mexico. A reconstruction of the late Miocene to recent transtension in southwestern United States and northwesternmost Mexico. Tectonic synthesis of the Ouachita-Marathon-Sonora orogenic margin of southern Laurentia: stratigraphic and structural implications for timing of deformational events and plate-tectonic model. A new reconstruction of the Paleozoic continental margin of southwestern North America: implications for the nature and timing of continental truncation and the possible role of the Mojave-Sonora mega shear. Chihuahua Trough: a Jurassic pull-apart basin. Northward Laramide thrusting in the Quitovac region, northwestern Sonora, Mexico: implications for juxtaposition of Paleoproterozoic basement blocks and the Mojave-Sonora megashear hypothesis. Isotopic provinces in Laramide and mid-Tertiary igneous rocks of northwestern Mexico (Chihuahua and Sonora) and their relation to basement configuration and more. A fine copy bound in pictorial stiff paper wraps.

$90.00

When Iron Was King in Dodge County, Wisconsin, 1845-1928; Foreword By Robert E. Owen
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When Iron Was King in Dodge County, Wisconsin, 1845-1928; Foreword By Robert E. Owen

By Frederick, George G.

Mayville, Wisconsin: Mayville Historical Society, 1993. Thick Quarto. xiv, 735 pages, bibliographic references (pages 691-702), index. The remarkable history of the discovery of "red direct" or the Neda Formation and the huge expansion of mining from the late 1840's. The conditions were barely tolerable as temperatures in the process were 130 degrees with salaries over a six day work week fixed at $5-6.50 a day (with $1 a day for unskilled laborers). Once Eber Brock Ward had ships to transfer the iron across the Upper Midwest and Canada the region became a major force until the period of World War I and the decade following. The price of pig iron could no longer give serious competition to the rise of the steel industry. Profusely illustrated of the leading men and the mines at work. Bound in cream cloth lettered in a red foil, previous owner's name and date, near fine in very good dust jacket rubbed and with light wear to spine ends.

$275.00

Handbook of Iron Meteorites, Their History, Distribution, Composition and Structure, 3 Volume set in Original  Box
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Handbook of Iron Meteorites, Their History, Distribution, Composition and Structure, 3 Volume set in Original Box

By Buchwald, Vagn Fabritus

Berkeley, California; (1975): Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University By the University of California. First Edition. Quarto. The set is the most comprehensive study of meteorites every made. When it was issued in 1975 at $140.00, universities and science museums were its primary customers. It is indispensable to meteorcists, cosmo-chemists and space scientists as well as metallurgists, mineralogists, geologists, and engineers. Within its 1,418 pages, the three volumes also has 2,163 photographs. Vol. 1, Iron meteorites in general; tables, appendices, references; V. 2: Iron Meteorites; Abakan-Mejillones; Vol. 3 Iron Meteorites: Merceditas-Zerhamra, supplement. Volume 1 has extensive bibliographic references, pages 175-243 and index. A simple check on JSTOR notes it is quoted even in the last three years. Bound in gray cloth lettered in silver. A remarkably clean set free of marks and wear in the original cloth covered slipcase with paper label.

$1375.00

Report of the Director of the United States Geological Survey
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Report of the Director of the United States Geological Survey

By Powell, John Wesley; Clarence e Dutton; Joseph Story Curtis; Albert Williams; Charles Ablathar White Angelo Hellprin, John Adams Ryder, Israel C Russell

Washington, DC: G.P.O., 1884. First Edition. Quarto. [8], vii-xxxii, 473 pages, 85 plates (7 double, 5 folded) illustrations (some in color), maps. The largest part is devoted to Hawaiian volcanoes on pages 80-219. Besides maps of all the major islands, it deals with the major eruptions and its effect on the population. There is also a report on the mining geology of the Eureka District of Nevada; A large section on fossils of oysters and the life-history of the oyster, finally, there is geological reconnance in southern Oregon. Bound in maroon cloth centrally stamped in a pictorial gilt, spine lettering gilt, a damp stain to lower front corner, new endpapers, damp staining to lower corners of leaves.

$175.00

The Gallery of Nature; a Pictorial and Desriptive Tour Through Creation, Illustrative of the Wonders of Astronomy, Physical Geography and Geology
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The Gallery of Nature; a Pictorial and Desriptive Tour Through Creation, Illustrative of the Wonders of Astronomy, Physical Geography and Geology

By Milner, Rev. Thomas

London: Wm. S Orr and Co, 1855. Small Quarto. A new edition, revised, frontispiece, engraved title page, regular title page, 803pp., illustrated throughout with wood and steel engravings. light scattered foxing to plates. Handsomely bound in full green pebble grained morocco lavishly decorated in gilt, raised bands with compartments full gilt decorated, gilt decorated turn-ins, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. From the library of F.C. Adams, author of The Siege of Washington D.C. , Our little Monarchy: Who Runs It, and What it Costs and other with his signature dated 1857.

$250.00

Lake Superior Region....Illustrated
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Lake Superior Region....Illustrated

By Turner, Joseph M.

[Ashland, Wisconsin, J.M. Turner & Co., 1889). Folio. 86 leaves with 123 photographic images of the Lake Superior region in what has become the most desirable pictorial view of the entire area before the turn of the 20th century. As early as 1910 Lathrop Harper's rare book catalog noted it was known only as a privately printed work and quite costly presumably for a special presentation. This rare book is filled with photographs and reminiscences by the author of many sites associated with Lake Superior including Profile Rock a sea stack situated just off the north shore of Basswood Island. Profile Rock is associated with some interesting folklore and is now known as "Honeymoon Rock." A major surprise in reading this book was to find not only a few paragraphs (and a poem) about Steamboat Island but also its photograph as it stood in the Summer of 1888. Judging from the size of the individual scaling the summit (and hastening erosion), the elevation was approximately 20-25 feet above lake level at that time. From J. M. Turner's description of the island: "This is the smallest of the Apostle Islands and unlike any of the rest it is composed entirely of red clay on a stratum of limestone pebbles. It is so small and standing alone as it does it would seem that one severe storm could wash it away. It is protected, however, by a wide pebbly beach on which the waves spend their fury before they reach the super strata of clay." Besides the Newberry Library the other known 9 copies are in Michigan and Minnesota historical societies. The original Collotype photographs of the Lake Superior region in this volume, circa 1888, were made by Joseph M. Turner, Ashland, Wis. Images include landscape views in northern Wisconsin, northern Michigan, and islands and shores of Lake Superior. There are also images of the Chippewa Reservation at Odanah, Wis. The book measures 10" x 13 3/4" and weighs. Bound in light blue cloth, spine lettering gilt, edge rubbed, some soiling to spine and covers with a circular stain to upper board. A very good copy. (weighs 9 pounds).

$1050.00

Subterraneous Surveying; with and Without the Magnetic Needle; New Edition with Seventy-six Diagrams and a general Index
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Subterraneous Surveying; with and Without the Magnetic Needle; New Edition with Seventy-six Diagrams and a general Index

By Fenwick, Thomas; Thomas Baker

London: Lockwood & Co, 1871. Small Octavo. [v]-xiii, pages, 1 leaf, 165 pages including diagrams. He began his system in 1804 of solving the problem of subterranean mines as well as the variations with the magnetic needle. This became the definitive edition used in mining at the last part of the nineteenth century. Few copies have survived since they were essential for mining companies and in constant use. Bound in publisher's embossed green cloth lettered in gilt, paper spine label printed in black, some toning to edges of cloth and spine, chipping to head.

$85.00

Marvels of Geology and Physical Geography Being a Popular Account of Our Earth and Its History, Its Remarkable Minerals and Fossils, and the Phenomena of Its Surface, Including the Science of Weather and Climate
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Marvels of Geology and Physical Geography Being a Popular Account of Our Earth and Its History, Its Remarkable Minerals and Fossils, and the Phenomena of Its Surface, Including the Science of Weather and Climate

By Frith, Henry

New York; nd: Ward, Lock and Co. Small Octavo. 183pp., illustrated. A small general work on the history of earth, its geography and geology and the classification of some of earths minerals. Bound in blue pictorial gilt cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt,, spine lettering gilt and black, yellow endpapers. A very good copy.

$75.00

The Earth; a Descriptive History of the Phenomena of the Globe ( 2 Vol. set)
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The Earth; a Descriptive History of the Phenomena of the Globe ( 2 Vol. set)

By Reclus, Elisee; B.B. Woodward; Henry Woodward

New Ywork: Putnam's, 1871. Octavo. xi, 666 pages (continuous paging), 230 maps inserted within the text and 24 color pages Translated from Le Terre it presented not only a treatment of lands and oceans but a detailed description of landforms. A fascinating view of the best 19th century thought which had the notion that the general circulation consists of equatorial and polar current, and that the changeable weather of the temperate zone is due to that conflict. The 24 colored pages show the best representations of its time of how the maps were viewed including detailed ones of the Middle Course of the Mississippi, the Valley of the Adige; the glaciers of Vernagt, Langthal and Gurgl as well as Australia and the Adjacent Archipelago. One of the classic works on the history of climate theory and landforms. Bound in green cloth centrally stamped in gilt depicting earth, spine lettering and top edges gilt, light wear to spine ends, rear hinge of volume two cracked. A good set.

$275.00

The Quest for Pure Water: The History of Water Purification from the Earliest Records to the Twentieth Century
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The Quest for Pure Water: The History of Water Purification from the Earliest Records to the Twentieth Century

By Baker, M. N.

New York: The American Water Works Association, 1948. First Edition. Octavo. . vii-xiv, 527 pages, index, bibliography. One of the great classics that is still quoted in scholarly articles. The author began to collect rare historical volumes on water supply in the 1890's. His first articles in the Engineering News (1891-1893) were on the subject of water purification After completing this book, he donated his entire library of rare books and pamphlets to the United Engineering Society's Library. He addresses a problem of industrial (including chemical wastes), the problem of chlorination and taste. His last appeal is appropriate today as it was in 1948 when the book was published: "too little has been done to restrain industries and municipalities in their discharge of untreated wastes and sewage into streams which must be used as sources of water supply...the time has come for pollution to be corrected." Bound in dark blue pictorial gilt cloth lettered in gilt over red block, spine gilt over red block, two corners lightly bumped, neat previous owner's name, in unclipped dust jacket with light wear to corners and chipping to head, tape mend to underside of jacket. A very good copy.

$90.00

Comstock Mining and Miners
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Comstock Mining and Miners

By Lord, Eliot

Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. Quarto. xiv, 451 pages, three maps (two large folding), It is from this book we learn that the miners in the Gold Hill District created their own political sub-parties to protect their interest and wrote there would be no banking schemes (which in past cases and caused major frauds on miners in the west). It was not unusual in the long section on the Gold Hill area (132-180) for miners to stake claims and move stakes for a slightly better advantage. The lawlessness and the opportunity for the larger concerns to move in and take control became the rule. Bound in full calf, red and black contrasting spine labels gilt, joints a bit tender, tap to foot of spine, corners worn, front blank nearly detached, internally clean.

$300.00

Signed Photograph of Herbert Hoover Circa 1940 with Photograph of Colorado  River Commission
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Signed Photograph of Herbert Hoover Circa 1940 with Photograph of Colorado River Commission

Photograph of the Colorado River Commission meeting in Sante Fe, New Mexico and a photograph inscribed by Herbert Hoover to W.S. Noviel, a fellow member of the commission, inscribed: To a job we did together" signed Herbert Hoover. Measures approximately "5" x 7". Noveil had been appointed by Hunt's predecessor, Republican Governor Thomas Edward Campbell in 1921. Noveil felt Arizona was deprived of too much water in the Compact that allocated more water to California than he felt was fair. However, his strong Republican stance was too much for Governor Hunt who forced Noveil's resignation in 1925.

$250.00

Physics of the Earth's Crust
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Physics of the Earth's Crust

By Fisher, Rev. Osmond

London: Macmillan and Co, 1881. First Edition. Octavo. 299pp., The author, an English geologist and geophysicist presents his mathematical theory of liquid just below the earth's crust, and his theory of faulting and volcanoes. Bound in dark blue-black cloth, spine lettering gilt, slight bumping and wear r, inner front hinge a bit fragile. A very good copy.

$300.00

Oil Field Exploration and Development; a Practical Guide for Oil-Filed Prospectors and Operators..andnotes on Oil-Field Legislation and Customs (2 Volume set)

By Thompson, A. Beeby

New York: Van Nostrand, 1925. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 2 thick volumes 1178 pages, each with 32 page indexes and unnumbered pages of ads. It was the writings of A. Beeby-Thompson whose comprehensive knowledge and writings were essential in the early days of big oil. Beeby-Thompson had earlier learned the complexities of exploration in Russia and by his mid-1930's had experience in oil fields elsewhere over the world. Today this set still is essential. From the oil fields of Texas to Saudi Arabia to those in Russia, this set still contains much in history that otherwise is not in any other single set. A very nice set in library buckram withdrawn from the University of Iowa. The set weighs 8 pounds so overseas shipping will require significant additional postage.

$175.00

Plates, Plumes and Paradigms
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Plates, Plumes and Paradigms

By Foulger, Glliarn; James Natland, Dean Presnall and Don L. Anderson

Boulder, CO: Geolgical Society of America, 2005. Fine. Quarto. xi, 881 pages; illustrations (some color). One of the most important and scarce since it was issued in a small print run. The articles by Don L. Anderson in the first section are seminal and essential especially on the history of the plume and plate hypothesis. Also Ocean island basalt geochemistry, continental and oceanic melting anomalies with a large section on planetary volcanism. Issued only in paper this copy is fine and unread without any marks of previous ownership.

$875.00

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