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Lot 1320: Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden TENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS EMBRACING COLORADO 1878 Antique United States Natural History Color Plates Fold-Out Maps
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Tenth Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, Embracing Colorado and Parts of Adjacent Territories, Being a Report of Progress of the Exploration for the Year 1876.
Author: Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden - Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century. He was also a physician who served with the Union Army during the Civil War.
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D. C.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 546 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: From the "Letter to the Secretary" at the front of the volume: "The systematic field investigation of the six rectangles which are included in what is called the Atlas of Colorado was commenced in the spring of 1873, and closed with the season of 1876. These six sheets embrace an area of rugged mountainous country of about 70,000 square miles."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has a separating rear board. The report is in brown cloth-covered boards, with faded lettering to the spine. The volume displays external wear, with faint moisture markings, fraying to the spine edges, and light bumping to the corners. The binding is cracked at the front hinge, and the text block is cracked. A stamp is present on the rear paste-down, and the endpapers display toning at the edges. This work is internally clean, profusely illustrated with plates, as well as full-page illustrations. A great number of plates fold out, including a large map at the rear, printed in black and blue. Some plates within the text are in color, and some are tissue guarded. Some plates appear to have been excised at the rear. This work contains an index.
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