Lot 363 of 541:
Trask reports on California geology 1854-56  

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Title:
Three reports by John B. Trask on the geology of California

Author:
Trask, John B.

Place:
Sacramento

Publisher:

Date:
1854, 1855, 1856

Description:

Includes:

  • Report on the Geology of the Coast Mountains, and part of the Sierra Nevada: Embracing Their Industrial Resources in Agriculture and Mining. 93 pp. [Sacramento]: B.B. Redding, State Printer, 1854.
  • Report on the Geology of the Coast Mountains; Embracing their Agricultural Resources and Mineral Productions. Also, portions of the Middle and Northern Mining Districts. 91, [4] pp.  [Sacramento]: B.B. Redding, State Printer, 1855.
  • Report on the Geology of Northern and Southern California, embracing the Mineral and Agricultural Resources of those Sections; with Statistics of the Northern, Southern and Middle Mines. 66 pp. [Sacramento]: James Allen, State Printer, 1856.

Together, 3 volumes. 8vo. 1st two removed from larger volumes, last stitched as issued.

Significant reports examining the mineral resources of California including those in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado and Calaveras counties, with descriptions of the mines given in some detail. Trask was the first California state geologist.

Provenance: 1st: Wendell Hammond, '68. 2nd: E. Harrington, 6/00. 3rd: Dawson's, 11/97

References:1st: Cowan, p 643; Greenwood 526; Norris 3950. 2nd: Cowan p 278; Greenwood 622; Norris 3951. 3rd: Cowan p.643; Greenwood 526.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Last with marginal chipping to early and latter leaves, tilt page tanned and foxed; all generally very good.


 
Item number:
265174b
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