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Report of the Geological Exploration of the 40th  

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Report of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. Volume II: Descriptive Geology

Hague, Arnold & S.F. Simmons. Clarence King, Geologist in Charge


Government Printing Office



xiii, [1], 890 pp. With 26 lithographed plates from photographs by Timothy O'Sullivan. (4to) 28.6x22.5 cm. (11½x9") bound in later three quarter leather and cloth, gilt spine; marbled endpapers. First Edition.

The second volume in Clarence King's highly important Report of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. The present volume presents a general geological description of the land explored, and is particularly noteworthy for the lithographic plates

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Light wear to covers with rubbing to extremities; light toning to interior; very good.

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