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Geological Books - North America

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8 SOLD
Author
Lyell, Charles
Description
Travels in North America; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada* and Nova Scotia, 1845, 2 volumes. 316 +272 pp. + adverts. Hardback. Green embossed cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Volumes match but from two sources. Both volumes bumped with slight shelf-wear and sound binding. Vol.1 spine sun-faded with small tear on rear hinge; four fold-out plates are foxed; text and hand-coloured map of Niagara are clean; pages after p.72 are uncut. Vol. 2. one plate is foxed but fold out map is clean; text clean; library bookplate and one stamp to back of map. (*prior to 1867, Upper and Lower Canada and Nova Scotia were separate colonies). In good condition. including map.
Price
£95
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No.
7
Author
Agassiz, L
Description
Geological Sketches, Trubner, London, 1866, 1st edition. 311pp. HB with embossed maroon cloth cover, gilt stamped titles. Binding sound but spine loose, hanging by front end paper. Library stamps. Numerous wood cuts in ‘negative’, none listed. Ten essays. Fair to good condition.
Price
£30
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No.
2
Author
Blackstone, DL
Description
Traveler's Guide to the Geology of Wyoming. Geological Survey of Wyoming, Bulletin 67, 1988. PB, 130pp. A clear exposition of the geology of Wyoming with numerous b&w and some colour photographs and clear sections and block diagrams for the first 80pp, followed by descriptions of particular localities worth visiting. In good condition.
Price
£5.00
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No.
4
Author
Reeds, CA
Description
The Geology of New York City and Vicinity. American Museum of Natural History, Guide Leaflet no.56, New York, 1930. PB, 36pp. A basic guide to the geology with pictures of early quarries. Has at one stage got wet in the field so that some pages are wrinkled and ink has transferred. Still very clear, legible with little wear. In good condition
Price
£5.00
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No.
5
Author
Redfern, R
Description
The Making of a Continent. BBC, 1983, 1st edition. HB, 242pp. Produced for a television series of the same name, there are numerous colour photographs and excellent graphics. Plate tectonics and the growth from the Precambrian 'nucleus' is the thematic approach with clear regional examples. In fine condition with original dust jacket
Price
£9.00
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No.
6
Author
Shannon, EV
Description
The Minerals of Idaho, Smithsonian Institution US National Museum Bulletin 131, 1926, Washington. PB, 483pp. Detailed compendium of known minerals and there occurrences by county, with crystal diagrams and chemical analyses for most and occasional b&w photographs. Worn spine and much thumbed copy but still intact with no loose pages. In fair condition
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£9.00
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