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Dutton's Grand Canyon with Atlas  

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Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District with Atlas

Dutton, Clarence E.


Government Printing Office



Text volume: [2], xiv, 264 pp. Illustrated with 2 chromolithograph views after W.H. Holmes, 4 heliotype plates after photographs, and 36 other plates including a color double-page map, many other double-page charts, and views after Thomas Moran and H.H. Nichols. (4to) 29x23 cm (11½x9"), original brown cloth with gilt spine. Atlas Volume: Title-page, contents list, & 22 double-page plates, including color lithographed maps, lithographs of the canyon by W.H. Holmes, a striking chromolithograph by Thomas Moran, etc. (Folio) 50.5x44.5 cm (20x17½"), original gilt-lettered cloth.

A magnificent collection of maps and views that has elicited superlatives from every critic, and is certainly worthy of Francis Farquhar's description of it as "one of the greatest if not the greatest of all Grand Canyon books." The atlas, titled "Atlas to Accompany the Monograph of the Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District," is generally lauded for the striking panoramic views, including the stunning chromolithograph after Thomas Moran, but it is at least equally important for the detailed color geologic maps.

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Text volume with some general wear to cloth, sunning to spine; abraded area to front pastedown where plate was removed; Atlas volume with some general light wear and scuffing to covers, bottom board corners bumped; plates vibrant; overall very good with Atlas interior near fine with some mild toning to edges.

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