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HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

HISTORY OF GEOLOGY - FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

 

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Beaton K. 1957 ENTERPRISE IN OIL A HISTORY OF SHELL IN THE UNITED STATES
[NY: Appleton-Century-Krofts, publisher] tall 8vo, cloth light corner bump
else light wear, ex-dept library copy, vg, 815 pp., scattered figs.
                                                                           Price: $25.00                     (stock#OIL34)

 

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British Museum 1960 CATALOGUE OF THE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, MAPS AND DRAWINGS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM
(NATURAL HISTORY)
[4 VOLUMES] published by M. Martino, 1960 as reprint edition limited to 450 copies.
All have light wear, clean, unmarked copies and very good with 3,803 pp. total. This is one of the
standard bibliographic references for all fields of Natural History, especially geology and related
disciplines. Scarce to find as a complete set.                  Price: $100.00 for set                           (stock#BMNHbib)

 

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 Douglas E. M. 1932 BOUNDARIES AREAS GEOGRAPHIC CENTERS AND ALTITUDES OF THE
UNITED STATES AND THE SEVERAL STATES
USGS Bull. #817 wraps, light wear, vg with 265
pp., 12 plts, 26 figs and the large fold out facsimile Mitchell (1757) and Disturnell (1848)
maps at rear (for which the volume is sought) in fine condition.   
                                                                             Price: $40.00                     (stock#USGSB817)

 

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Lyell Charles 1835 PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY BEING AN INQUIRY HOW FAR THE FORMER CHANGES
OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE ARE REFERABLE TO CAUSES NOW IN OPERATION
4th edition, four (4)
volumes complete [London: John Murray, publisher] all volumes in period blue boards with
leather spines. The leatherwork is worn, chipped, and generally in poor condition, the
front board of Volume 1 is loose, the other boards holding, bindings for all volumes tight.
Prior ownership names on pastedowns and end papers, marginal notations in Volume 1, light
foxing to preliminary pages and frontis plates, but overall the texts are clean and very
good. Title page in Volume 4 with a marginal old repair (see photo). Overall a good copy of
Lyell’s classic work, which firmly launched geology as a modern science, and had profound
influence on contemporaries such as Charles Darwin, Richard Owen, and indeed, every
geologist of the time then, and since. Rare.               Price: $850.00                 (stock#Lyell4th)

 

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Schneer C. J. (ed.) 1979 TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF GEOLOGY IN AMERICA Unv. New Hampshire,
cloth, dust jacket, some external wear, contents vg, 385 pp., figs. (Note the bright
spot on photo is glare from camera flash). With a good number of significant papers
covering Thomas Jefferson to James Hall to F. V. Hayden to G. O. Smith, and most of
the notable American geologists in between.    Price: $25.00        (stock#HST34)

 

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OTHER HISTORY OF GEOLOGY, BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY TITLES

 

Adams F. W. 1938 [1954 reprint], THE BIRTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
8vo, cloth, ownership markings on paste downs else vg,
clean with 506 + publ. advert.                          Price: $20.00             (stock#HST010)

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1898 PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS MEETING
thick 8vo, wraps with chips, contents
vg, most pages untrimmed, unopened, scores of abstracts covering the
sciences, with Geology  section address by H. L. Fairchild. Scarce.  
               Price: $30.00                 (stock#AAAS1898BostonMA)
 
American Association for the Advancement of Science 1898 PROCEEDINGS OF THE
DETROIT MICHIGAN MEETING
thick 8vo, wraps  with chips, paper spine cover loose
or coming so, contents vg, most pages untrimmed, 499 pp. with the Geology
Address  by I. C. White. Scarce.  Price: $30.00     (stock#AAAS1898DetroitMI)
 
Berkeley, E. and Berkeley S. 1988 GEORGE WILLIAM FEATHERSTONHAUGH-
THE FIRST U.S. GOVERNMENT GEOLOGIST
Tuscaloosa: Unv. Alabama
Press, 357 pp., 24 illust., cloth, d/j fine.      Price:  $20.00       (stock#HST017)
 

Brown, C. M. 1989 BENJAMIN SILLIMAN A LIFE IN THE YOUNG REPUBLIC
Princeton University Press, 8vo, h/b, dust jacket, like new, 377 pp., figs.
Perhaps the most concise biography of Silliman.        
                                                                   Price:  $22.50          (stock#HST009)

Cagnacci-Schwicker A. 1968 INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF
METALLURGY MINERALOGY GEOLOGY MINING AND OIL INDUSTRIES
(English, French, German, Italian) royal 8vo massive thick
volume, light wear, ex-private lib. with label on title page
else vg, 1530 pp. Very useful.  
                         Price: $35.00        (stock#MIN109)
 
Champlin P. 1994 RAPHAEL PUMPELLY GENTLEMAN GEOLOGIST OF THE
GILDED AGE
Unv. Alabama Press, 8vo, dj, 273 pp. + figures.      
                                                          Price:  $20.00          (stock#HST006)

Childers J. S. ERSKINE RAMSAY: HIS LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS New York:
Cartwright and Ewing, Publishers royal 8vo, publishers cloth light exterior
Wear, contents fine, with a presentation bookplate signed and dated 1943
by the Author on paste down, and an original copy of a Proclamation honoring
Mr. Ramsey pasted on front free end paper. With 552 pp., and figures on this
Pivotal figure in the history and development of the Birmingham Alabama coal
and iron mining districts. Scarce.    Price: $25.00          (stock#HST025)

Gerstner P. 1994 HENRY DARWIN ROGERS 1808 – 1866 University of Alabama Press,
8vo, dust jacket, like new, 311 pp. + figs.      Price: $20.00             (stock#HST007)

Gorgan, J. X. (ed.), 1982 THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH
University of Alabama Press, small 8vo, h/b, no dust jacket, not sure if one issued,
fine copy, 195 + figs.                                     Price:  $20.00             (stock#HST012)


Foster M. 1994 THE LIFE OF FERDINAND VANDEVEER HAYDEN Rineharts Publishers,
8vo, dust jacket, clean 443 pp., figs.            Price: $22.00                (stock#HST003)

Frazer P. 1885 REPORT OF THE AMERICAN COMMITTEE-DELEGATES TO THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL
GEOLOGICAL CONGRESS
(pp. 454-475) in American Journal of Science December, 1885 issue
Other contents diverse and include Darton N. H. 1885 FOSSILS  IN THE HUDSON RIVER
SLATES OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF ORANGE COUNTY N. Y. AND ELSEWHERE
(pp. 452-454), on
fossils around and south of Newburgh, and more. Overall light wear, very good though
there is an odor from age or long storage (not musty though).
                                                             Price: $15.00                                 (stock#AJS1885Dec)
 
Gray Asa 1882 OBITUARY OF CHARLES DARWIN (pp. 453-463) in American Journal of
Science December 1882 issue. Other contents diverse and include Spencer J. W.
1882 TERRACES AND BEACHES ABOUT LAKE ONTARIO
pp. 409-416 with 2 plates;  B. F.
Koons HIGH TERRANCES OF THE RIVERS OF EASTERN CONNECTICUT
(pp. 425-428).
Condition overall good to very good, corner chip to rear wrap, corner bump else
contents very good.                Price: $15.00             (stock#AJS1882Dec)
 
Hitchcock E. 1841 FIRST ANNIVERSARY ADDRESS BEFORE THE ASSOCIATION OF
AMERICAN GEOLOGISTS AT THE SECOND ANNUAL MEETING IN PHILADELPHIA, APRIL
5, 1841
8vo, no wraps, light+ soiling to title page else clean, 48 pp. Rare.  
                                                              Price: $75.00                  (stock#AAGNHitchcock)

Kingsley C. 1877 CHARLES KINGSLEY LETTERS AND MEMOIRS OF HIS LIFE edited
by his wife 1877 1st American edition, 8vo, gilt cloth cloth, some wear/rubbing to
extremities, with 502 pp., frontis portrait, good to vg copy.
                                                                    Price: $20.00              (stock#HST015)

Lanham U. 1973 THE BONE HUNTERS Columbia Unv. Press 8vo, dust jacket with wear and tears, book
proper vg aside from small tear to corners of a few pages. With 285 pp., numerous figs. A very
good and riveting read on 19th century vertebrate paleontology in the American West mostly devoted
to Marsh, Cope, the Sternbergs, Hatcher, Osborn and others.  Price: $15.00        (stock#Nhst035)
 
Lee R. 1833 MEMOIRS OF BARON CUVIER 8vo, original linen boards with
edgewear, rubbed through, respinned at some point with gilt title, light foxing
to title page along with faded period signature, moderate foxing to 2 pages of
text, and small pencil notation on blank verso of last page else the rest of the
volume is clean with some pages having an occasional spot of foxing. A
better then average copy. With 197 pp. The first American edition. 
                                                                 Price: $60.00                (stock#HST021)

Livingstone D. N. 1987 NATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER AND THE CULTURE OF
AMERICAN SCIENCE
University of Alabama Press, 8vo, h/b, dust jack as issued,
lightest wear, 395 pp.                               Price: $20.00                 (stock#HST008)

Marquis J. 1993 MERCHANT ADVENTURER: THE STORY OF W. R. GRACE Wilmington:
Scholarly Resources, 385 pp. + illust., cloth with d/j, fine copy and long out of print.
                                                                Price:  $15.00                  (stock#HST016)

Mathew W. M. 1992 AGRICULTURE GEOLOGY AND SOCIETY IN ANTEBELLUM SOUTH CAROLINA – THE PRIVATE
DIARY OF EDWARD RUFFIN
Unv. Georgia Press dust jack, light wear very good to fine clean copy,
368 pp., figs.                                                                 Price: $15.00                        (stock#Nhst034)
 
Matthews E. B. 1923 CATALOGUE OF PUBLISHED BIBLIOGRAPHIES IN GEOLOGY (1896-1920)
Bull. National Research Council Vol. 6(5) wps, light wear, vg, 228 pp.  Price: $15.0   (stock#HST028)

Miller Hugh 1857 THE TESTIMONY OF THE ROCKS Boston: Gould & Lincoln,
1st American edition. 8vo, rubbing to corners, spine ends with minor chips,
contents clean and very good with 502 pp., 152 figures, mostly of fossils. A
classic.                                               Price: $30.00           (stock#HST024)

Morgan V. L. and Lucas S. G. 2002 WALTER GRANGER 1872-1941
PALEONTOLOGIST
NM Mus. Nat. Hist. Bull. #19 4to, wps, fine copy, 58 pp.
47 figs.                                           Price: $15.00                  (stock#HST29)

Morgan V. L. and Lucas S. G. 2002 NOTES FROM DIARY - FAYUM TRIP, 1907 NM Mus.
Nat. Hist. Bull. #22 4to, wps, light wear, vg copy, 148 pp. 46 figs., additional
illustrations.                                           Price: $15.00                      (stock#HST30)

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICAN GEOLOGY 1785-1967 bound set of 15
volumes, all in matching cloth with gilt spine titles and very good.
The set begins with J. M. Nickles classic and standard reference,
GEOLOGIC LITERATURE ON NORTH AMERICA 1785-1918 PARTS I and II, and
all told, includes the following USGS Bulletins:
 
Osborn H. F. 1931 EXPLORATIONS, RESEARCHES AND PUBLICATIONS OF
PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN 1911-1931
AMNH Novitates #485 8vo, wps,
light wear, pages unopened, vg, 13 pp., 1 fig, folding map.
                                                              Price: $14.00                  (stock#HST031) 

Rogers E. and Sedgwick W. T. 1896 LIFE AND LETTERS OF WILLIAM BARTON
ROGERS
8vo, two volumes, small fingertip sized stain or mark to very ege of frontis
else fine clean set with ligth wear, in green cloth as issued, Vol. 1 with 427 pp.;
Vol. 2 with 451 pp., frontis, figs.               Price: $75.00         (stock#HST023)

Schuchert C. 1919  JOSEPH BARRELL offprint from Science 49: 605-607, wps, vg
and Barrell’s euology.                              Price: $5.00            (stock#HST019)
 
Schuchert C. 1920  AMERICAN PALEONTOLOGISTS AND THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE
OF PALEONTOLOGY
offprint from GSA Bulletin 31: 363-374 8vo, wps, vg. An
interesting essay.                                    Price: $5.00            (stock#HST022)
 
Schuchert C. 1927  HERBERT’S VIEWS OF 1857 REGARDING THE PERIODIC
SUBMERGENCE OF EUROPE
offprint from Amer. Jour. Sci [3rd Ser.] 43: 35-41
8vo, wps, spine covered with acid-free archival tape else vg and of interest to
those interested in the historical development of catastrophic theory in France.
                                                                Price: $5.00            (stock#HST018)

Shaler N. S. 1909 THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
royal 8vo, publishers cloth, ex-lib with partly faded number in white inked on
spine, small perforated stamp to title page and small stamp at bottom of last
page of text; no other markings and contents clean and otherwise a vg copy.
With 481 pp., frontis portrait, figs.       Price: $25.00         (stock#HST026)

Sidar J. W. 1976 GEORGE HAMMELL COOK A LIFE IN AGRICULTURE
AND GEOLOGY 1818-1889
Rutgers Unv. Press, 8vo, dust jacket, light wear, very
good with 282 pp. + figs.                          Price: $22.00          (stock#HST001)

Siegfried R. and Dott R. H. Jr. 1980 HUMPHRY DAVY ON GEOLOGY THE 1805
LECTURES FOR THE GENERAL AUDIENCE
University of Wisconsin Press, 8vo,
dust jacket, light wear, 169 pp., many figs.       Price: $20.00            (stockHST002)
 
Slowanska B. and Wilczek M. 1972 SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM
GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE POLAND
8vo, cloth, dust jacket worn, private
name stamp else vg, 201 pp., folding stratigraphic charts, some
figs, in english.         Price: $20.00         (stock#EUR082)
 
Stearns R. P. 1970 SCIENCE IN THE BRITISH COLONIES OF AMERICA 8vo, cloth, ex-lib else vg,
760 pp., figs, article about author on free end paper. Scarce.  
                                                                          Price: $25.00                           (stock#Nhst035)
 
Teilhard de Chardin P. 1962 LETTERS FROM A TRAVELLER 8vo, dust jacket with some wear
contents vg with 380 pp. One of Teilhard’s great books, highlighting his correspondence
with noted figures of the day, including Julian Huxley and Pierre LeRoy and much
emphasis on his explorations in China and South Africa. Hard to find.      
                                                                   Price: $20.00                           (stock#HST038)
 
United States Geological Survey Bulletins #1-12, 14-15, 17 bound together, contains
USGS Bulletin #7, Marcou's Mapoteca and #10, Walcott's Cambrian Fauna of North
America. Contents generally clean except for occasional outer page margin marks/
foxing. A rare compilation of the earliest and some true, classic U. S. Geological
Survey bulletins.                    Price: $125.00         (stock#USGSB1-12,14-15,17 bd)

Waiser W. A. 1989 THE FIELD NATURALIST JOHN MACOUN, THE GEOLOGICAL
SURVEY AND NATURAL SCIENCE
8vo, cloth with dj, light wear, almost new
condition, 253 pp., figs.                                   Price: $15.00          (stock#HIST020)

Wilson L. G. 1998 LYELL IN AMERICA TRANSATLANTIC GEOLOGY 1841 – 1853
John Hopkins Unv. Press, 8vo, dj, new, 429 pp., figs.      Price: $24.00    (stock#HST004)

Wormser F. E. et al. 1969 BIOGRAPHIES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE
MINING AND METALLURGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
8vo, cloth, light
wear, vg, 249 pp.          Price: $14.00       (stock#HST033)
 
Worster D. 2001 A RIVER RUNNING WEST THE LIFE OF JOHN WESLEY POWELL royal
8vo, dj, fine clean copy with 673 pp., figs.                   Price: $20.00       (stock#HST027)

 
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