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Tenth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 1888-89 Part 1 Geology

by Powell, J.W.

  • Hardback £75.00
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  • Catalogue No : 34846
  • Published : 1890
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xv, 774
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Published In : Washington
  • Illustrations : 98 plates (some folding, some double-page), folding col maps (including large map in rear pocket), 69 b/w figs


Contains three large papers: General Account of the Fresh-Water Morasses of the United States, with a Description of the Dismal Swamp District of Virginia and North Carolina, by N.N. Southgate; The Penokee Iron-Bearing Series of Michigan and Wisconsin, by R.D. Irving & C.R. van Hise and The Fauna of the Lower Cambrian or Olenellus Zone, by C.D. Walcott.

The tenth Annual Report was produced by John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) who served as the second director of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1881–1894. The volume contains a series of important papers, accompanied with fascinating black and white illustrations and attractive lithographic maps. Includes a large fold-out map 76cm x 50cm, ‘Map of the United States exhibiting the progress of the topographic survey during the fiscal year1888-9’ by Henry Gannett.


4to, orig. cloth, rubbed, scuffed and a little worn. From a society library (Letchworth and District Naturalists' Society Museum Library). Good.

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