Paris: C. Lambin, 1661. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo,  112 pages; VG; 1/4 bound with contemporary brown leather spine, green label with gilt lettering on spine, brown marbled boards; moderate wear and rubbing to boards and spine, including chipping to head and tail of spine, significant rubbing to spine, causing parts to have been worn of entirely; bookplate of Charles Hugh Stevenson on front pastedown, along with a small sticker reading '14-25-23'; title page has a piece cut out of it, to the right of the printers mark, not impacting any text; very slight staining to rear of portrait; Sig. 2 *4 A-O4, with C2 marked as B2, F2 marked as F1, K2 and L3 not marked, M3 marked M2; no writing or marginalia; fingerprint ink stains to top margin of page 112; With engraved portrait frontispiece of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans and numerous woodcut initials and tailpieces; To our knowledge, the only copies are held by the New York Public Library, New York, John Carter Brown Library, Rhode Island, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U. S. Library of Congress, District of Columbia, University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, British Library, London, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, plus any copies currently for sale or in private collections. This is an incredibly scarce book.; [JCB(3) III:51-52], [Grasse I:348], [Alden & Landis 661], [Sabin 4957]; "The first chapter attempts to reconcile differing views of various writers, as cited by Berquen, on the origin of gemstones and precious metals, with following chapters taking up the principal gemstones, and some minor ones, as diamond, sapphire, topaz, ruby, spinel, emerald, amethyst, aquamarine, hyacinth, opal, chrysolite, iris, vermeille, garnets, carnelian, turquoise, quartz varieties, pearl, coral and amber, and lastly, a chapter on gold and silver" (Sinkankas, p. 97f.) SS consignment; shelved case 3.
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Paris: Avec privilege du Roy, 1672. First Edition. 8vo., -35-, -71--23 p., 1 pl; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with faded gilt lettering and tooling; gilt roll on board edges; moderate wear to leather; writing on front pastedown, dated 1726; drawing on ffep; some writing on verso on ffep; wax stains on front pastedown, ffep; Parts 1 and 2 have special t.p. with varying subtitles: Premiere partie, dans laquelle est traitte de l'or, de l'argent, & du vif-argent ... ; Seconde partie, dans laquelle est traitte des pierres precieuses et des perles ...; authors name written in pencil on top of each title page; two names written in ink on first title page; interior free of underlining or markings to text; mild foxing and age-toning; a book about gems and metals coming out of India; extremely scarce; NA consignment; shelved case 3.
London: John Murray, 1859. Third Edition. Octavo; G+; Green spine with gilt lettering; Third edition; 429 pages with two fold outs and pages of advertisements.; Darwin's contribution present and corrected on page 268. NOTES: The first edition of 1849 had a transposition error in Darwin's essay, some later states included a corrected text in a rear pocket. The second edition was issued in 1851, with no offprint of Darwin's article. This is the third edition, complete. Fold out maps are present, with some slight tears to the rear map.; Book has been repaired with original green cloth still present; Some cloth missing from the spine, lettering still present but worn; Former library book with bookplate from the Royal Navy on front paste down and faded ink stamp on title page; Boards show wear along the edges, corners bumped and beginning to fray. Pages are age toned, as is typical with some minor spotting, mostly at the beginning and on the fold outs; Interior otherwise clean and free of marking.; shelved case 3.
Amsterdam: Chez George Gallet, 1703. First Illustrated French Edition. folio, , 556 pages, ; VG; 3/4 bound with brown leather spine, black leather label with gilt lettering, marbled boards; newly repaired, with new spine, previous marbled boards preserved; rubbing and shelfwear to boards, edges worn; mild foxing throughout; half-title and engraved frontispiece; small pen writing in upper fore corner of title page; complete collation, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4; with 16 folding plates, 16 single plates, 39 black and white plates embedded within text, and 3 color plates embedded within text; plate 1 is folded in such a way that it slightly sticks out the fore edge, and as such the vertical crease is torn along the lower half; full title continues: et de quelques autres adjacentes ; dont les principales sont Chypre, Rhodes, Candie, Samos, Chio, Negrepont, Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, avec un grand nombre d'autres. Comprenant leurs noms, leur situation, leurs villes, leurs châteaux, l'histoire tant ancienne que moderne de leurs habitants ; leur gouvernement, les révolutions qui y sont arrivés, les plantes, animaux, &c. qui s'y trouvent.; shelved case 4.
New York: Johnson and Ward, 1862. Folio, 99 pages, 64 lithographed maps; G; bound in original publisher's three-quarters calf with embossed green cloth covers, titling in gilt on front cover and spine, marbled endpapers; front gutter partially open; most maps with light foxing; hand-colored plates; shelved above case 3.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. Second Edition. Quarto, xvi, 420,  pages; VG; bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind border rolls, rebacked with majority of spine preserved, missing part of head of spine; some rubbing to boards, primarily corners; bookplate to front and rear pastedown; illustrated with 10 black and white lithograph plates, 7 hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps (of which 3 are folding); with errata leaf in rear; VG consignment; shelved case 9.
Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, 1985. Anthology. Included books and maps in very good condition. Sun fading and occasional tears to several of the paper wrappers that store the folded maps. Nevertheless, the maps themselves remain clean and bright. Comprises 67 volumes and 25 maps. In addition to the accompanying maps, many volumes include multiple plates. Collection includes many regional map sheets with accompanying text. PLEASE NOTE that due to the number of these volumes and their respective weight that special shipping arrangements are required.
Pittsburgh: James Kay, Jun. & Brother, 1837. First American Edition. Octavo; Fair; hardcover; full brown cloth binding, gilt text; both volumes boards have general shelfwear, significant edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, chipping on spine edges, spines sun toned, ex-libris plate on front interiors, browning damp staining and foxing in interiors, tearing in interiors, interiors age toned; text blocks age toned, soiling foxing and damp staining through out; First American Edition; 2 volumes.
Philadelphia: James Kay, Jun. & Brother, 1837. First American Edition. Two volume set; octavo; Fair-/no-DJ; brown spines, gold text; covers have significant cracking of leather along spines, webbing showing underneath, corner wear, damp staining, rubbing; textblocks have significant spotting, bindings are strong; pp 546, 553.
London: John Murray, 1863. First Edition. Octavo; Fair hardcover; navy blue spine, gilt text; leather binding; boards strong, some shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, open tear on rear hinge near head edge, sticker on front interior board, tearing in front interior, visible separation from text block in front and rear interior, sticker on rear interior board; text block age toned, foxing on first and last pages, occasional soiling, occasional tearing; First Edition; 520pp, 32pp.
New York: Arno Press, 1969 . Facsimile reprints [including maps]. VOLS. 1-7: 8vos., VG/no DJs; HCs, green cloth boards with gold lettering to spines and front boards; bumping to head and tail of spines, particularly to tail of Vol. 1; mild shelfwear to text-blocks, e.g., age-toning to top edges of text-blocks; frontispieces; VOL. 8: pamphlet with all 54 maps (facsimile reprints) housed in green cloth-covered clam-shell case (moderate shelfwear to case); pamphlet and maps in VG+ condition; second printing of De Voto's introduction [orig. 1953]; shelved above General American History.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., n.d. [1880s]. 4tos.; 384 pp., each volume; VG-/no dust jacket; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with dark brown endpapers; gilt lettering to spine and front board with illustrations in black; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines; rubbing to back board of Vol. 5; dark-colored top of text-block (faded); age-toning to fore-edge of text-block; light scratching to bottom edge of text-block, Vols. 1 and 3; interiors clean, age-toning throughout; staining to middle of fore-edge of text-block, Vol. 4; shelfwear to endpapers, including slight tear to back free endpaper, Vol. 3; shelved above Hardcover Fiction/Literary Criticism.
London: The Syndics of the Cambridge University Press, 1965, 1967, 1971. Small quarto; pp 684; VG-/G+; blue/green/red spine with beige text; 3 volumes - Fauna and Background, 1951-1961; The Cranium of Australopithecus (Zinjanthropus) Boisei; Excavations in Beds I & II, 1960-1963 ; slight sun fading and light rubbing to exteriors and edges, small tear to head edge of vol. 2, price clipping to front flaps; slight sunning to exterior cloth; light bumping to head fore corners, strong and clean panels; slight writing to front pastedown, tail edge of vol 1, otherwise clean text block exterior and interior; quite good condition; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boston: International Human Resources Development Corporation, 1983. Octavo; G/no DJ; Ex-library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with white print; Boards in brown cloth with white print, small tear at front top corner, light wear to spine caps, slight shelfwear; Text block has peripheral tanning to endpapers, library stamps on front flyleaf and verso of title page, else clean and tight; v, 90 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Oakton: Appalachian Books, 1974. 5 volumes, 1st volume is hardcover, volumes 2 - 5 are paperback. Octavo; Volume 1: VG-/no-DJ; Volumes 2 - 5: VG-/no-DJ paperback. Volume 1: Back board very subtly bowed, boards have some light rubbing to bottom edges, boards have occasional small scuffs and some small, faint spots, pastedowns age toned and have some foxing, book's binding strong; Textblock age toned, foxing around textblock edges, some light foxing on end papers, interior clean; 274 pp. Volumes 2 - 5: paperback covers have some minor edge wear and some rubbing/light scuffing to surfaces. Volumes 3 and 4 have a few small spots on spines. Volume 3 has a small closed tear in upper left corner of front cover, a few small, thin wrinkles at top of spine, a bit more edge wear and slightly heavier rubbing/scuffing than rest of volumes near top of back cover. All four paperback volumes have former seller's small price sticker on back.; Textblocks are age toned with foxing around textblock edges, all interiors clean. All volumes contain fold-up maps of rivers. This sale is for: Appalachian Waters 1: The Delaware and Its Tributaries, hardcover, 274 pp. Appalachian Waters 2: The Hudson River and Its Tributaries, paperback, 488 pp. Appalachian Waters 3: The Susquehanna River and Its Tributaries, paperback, 600 pp. Appalachian Waters 4: The Southeastern Rivers, paperback, 850 pp. Appalachian Waters 5: The Upper Ohio and Its Tributaries, paperback 948 pp. approx. 3160 pages total.
Beverley Tucker: Washington, D.C., 1858. Thick Quarto; pp 1005; G/no-DJ; brown spine with gilt text; odd volume; full title: Reports of Exploration and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; cloth has light sunning to exterior; sturdy boards; text block has light age toning to exterior edges; interior shows light foxing to various pages; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington: Beverley Tucker, 1855. Thick Quarto; G/no-DJ; brown spine with gilt text; odd volume; full title: Report of Explorations for a Route for the Pacific Railroad, by Capt. J.W, Gunnison, Topographical Engineers, Near the 38th and 39th Parallels of North Lattitude, from the Mouth of the Kansas River, MO., to the Sevier Lake, in the Great Basin; cloth has light sunning to exteriors; sturdy boards; text block has light age toning to exterior edges; interior shows light toning to various pages; slight moisture staining to head edges of some pages; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 606; VG-/G-; black spine with ivory text; this volume only; dust jacket shows modest wear to edges and joints; some rubbing to exterior; minor chips to corners; cloth has light shelf wear to exterior; mild wear to corners; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company. Octavo; G/no-DJ; light gray spines with black text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, Resistivity Sounding Measurements, pp 276 , 1979; vol. 2, Time-Varying Geoelectric Soundings, pp 419 , 1980; cloths show light foxing to exteriors; slight sticker residue to rear of vol. 2; mild wear to edges; strong boards; text blocks have some foxing to exterior edges; ex-library stamps to exterior tail edges; library plate to front pastedown; slight foxing to exterior edges; previous owner's name stamped to front endpapers of vol. 1; illustrated; light pencil to both volumes;.
Denver, CO: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, 1972. First Edition. Elephant Folio: VG-/no-DJ hardcover: Red spine with gilt text: Boards are strong and mostly clean with some soiling at head of spine, rubbing to edges, slight bumping at head of spine, binding solid: Textblock exterior has dark smudge at corner of fore and tail edges, age toned exterior and pages, lacking production and land grid overlay else in good condition with pages clean and unmarked: First Edition: 331 pp. [Oversized book due to height/weight restrictions. For shipping costs and restrictions, please inquire.].
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1904. Octavo; G-; hardcover; bound in green cloth, gilt lettering; both volumes' boards slightly bowed, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, spines slightly sun toned, interiors aged toned, light soiling in interiors, stamps on front pastedowns and front end papers, penciling on front end paper, visible separation front text block; both volumes' text blocks age toned, occasional soiling, ex-library stamps on exterior edges; volume 2 text block has occasional pen and penciling, light soiling on exterior fore edge; 2 volumes; Volume 1 - Miocene Text; Volume 2 - Miocene Plates [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
Ottawa, Calgary & Vancouver: Geological Survey of Canada, 1998. Large Octavo; G/no-DJ; White spine with black text; Cloth has minor wear on exterior just light rubbing, mostly on rear and at corners and edges, panels are slightly bowed but are otherwise strong and intact; Text block has some light soiling at fore edge exterior, light highlighting and underlining on pp 207, 212, 215, 221, and 223, otherwise text pages are clean with tight binding; previous owner's name on ffep; pp 387.
Los Angeles, Minneapolis: Design Center for American Urban Landscape, 1989. Folio; pp 102; VG-/paperback; black spiral bound; stiff black boards; gilt lettering to front; some mild rubbing to boards; light toning to interior edges; intact panels; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; inscribed with author's initials to title page;.
Bologna: Centro Per La Conservazione Delle Sculture All'Aperto, 1981. Octavo; pp 844; G/paperback; green spines with black text; 2 volumes, Part A, Deterioration; Part B, Treatment; covers show noticeable smudges to exteriors; some chipping to corners; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; English and French texts.
London: Oxford University Press, 1971. Octavo; pp 160; VG-/no-DJ; bright green spine with gilt text; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, strong boards, ex-library label to spine; text block has slight toning to exterior edges, ex-library's bookplate to front pastedown, stamp to front pastedown and fore edge, ex-library writings, markings and pouch to rear endpaper and pastedown; interior clean.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1852. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Brown fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have wear on edges, bumping on corners, tears on edges and joints, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has light wear on edges, foxing on title page, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 511.
Yokohama. First Edition. 8vo., 11 pages; VG-; pink cover with black print, soiling at top and bottom of front cover, some smudges, pencil notation top right, slight spotting, creasing, corners slightly bumped, bump to center of outside edge throughout; back cover has some smudging, slight spotting, and creasing; inside first prelim. page has some foxing, pencil notation top right corner, otherwise clean interior; "Read before the Asiatic Society of Japan, on the 25th April, 1877."
Rome: I.C.E. -Italian Institute for Foreign Trade, 1982. Large octavo; G/no-DJ; gray spines with black text; slipcase has slight staining to rear; cracking rear head edge; 2 volumes, 78+146; cloths have moderate wear to edges; some spotting to spine; lightly sunned boards; one volume is in 2 ring binder, second volume is hardbound book; text blocks show moderate wear due to handling; lightly sunned spines; interiors clean; illustrated with many photographs; Italian, German, French, Arabic and English text.
Paris: Dunod, 1951. First Edition. 8vo., vi, 239 pages, illustrated, graphs; VG-; tan cover with black print, peripheral soiling, tears at top and bottom of spine exposing binding, slight spotting and rubbing, bottom right corner folded and chipped, slightly bumped outer corners, bumped outer edge of rear cover; slight spotting on first prelim. page, otherwise clean interior; text in French; folded insert titled: "Caracteristiques des Corps Chimiques, Purs et Techniques"
Dordrecht; Boston; London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. NATO Science Series. Octavo; vg+/none; half-inch green wraparound band at tail of glossy white spine with black text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; binding, tight; text block, clean; illus.: figures, tables; 636pp. --Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Permafrost Response on Economic Development, Environmental Security and Natural Resources, Novosibirsk, Russia, 12-16 November 1998.
Montreal, Canada: University of Montreal, 1982. First Edition. Quartos; VG/No jacket softcover; Two volumes, white spines with black lettering; Wraps are clean with some wear along the edges, some bending to the corners; Binding is tight; Text blocks are clean and bright; Two volumes: 599 pages total.
Leipzig, Germany: State Academy of Graphic Arts and Applied Arts to Leipzig, 1935. Hardcover Imperial Octavo; G-; Book shows notable ware, foxing on front, back and spine, damp staining, especially pronounced stain on bottom front board, rubbing on corners, title card on spine is intact but chipping at edges, spine cocked; Text block age toned, some speckling on page beds and edges in front and back of text block, otherwise clean, text and illustration clear and legible; pp 140 (excluding illustrations) Higher shipping rates for items requested for expedited or international shipping as well as any items over 4 Lbs. Please contact shipping department for details.
New York: Romance of American Petroleum and Gas Co., 1911. Large Octavo; G-/no-DJ; black spines with gilt text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, pp 363; vol. 2, pp 423; cloths have moderate shelf wear to exteriors; slightly worn edges; text blocks have some foxing to exterior edges; patterned endpapers; interiors show lightly tone toward edges; frontispieces; profusely illustrated; slightly cracked rear gutters; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New York, NY: Hafner Press / Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc., 1976. Facsimile Reprint. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. light sage green clothbound HB, with stamped darker green titling centered down spine. abrading is light to ends and corner points. tonal discoloration to fep/ffep is slight. clear fair ivory textblock stock, securely bound with minimal edgewear. 368 pp. and indexes. NOTE : VOL. 9 of the the CONTRIBUTIONS TO HISTORY OF GEOLOGY by Robert Jameson.
London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row, 1858. Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Green spine with gold text/title; boards are strong with evidence of faint moisture exposure staining on the front and on the spine; red and gold bookplate of the previous owner on the front pastedown; foxing on the front pastedown, front free end page, back pastedown,and back free end page; age-toning on the front free end page and back free end page; penci lwriting on the back pastedown; binding is strong; foxing on the fore-edge; textblock is age-toned but clean. Pp. 415.
Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1952. 12mo; G-/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green with black print on a white ground; DJ has edgewear and hinge wear, tears to spine caps and flap folds and to rear top edge; Boards in green marbled paper with black print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, warping; Text block has water damage to lower portion, intermittent spine breaks; 31 pages, illustrated (16 pages of color plates).
London, Paris, New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1975. Octavo; pp 523; G/no-DJ; bright green spine with gilt text; this volume only; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges, previous owner's name to front pastedown; light highlighting.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of the Interior, 1976. Quarto; pp 194; G-/paperback; beige spine with black text; covers have light wear to exterior; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; lightly toned interior; mild cracking to front gutter; maps to rear pastedown; frontispiece;.
Boulder, CO: The Geological Society of America, Inc., 1968. Octavo; pp 678; G-/Fair; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket has slight foxing to exterior; some chipping to edges; foxing to flaps; cloth has light sunning to boards; slight rubbing wear to edges; text block shows slight soiling to exterior edges; cocked spine; light foxing to first few pages, interior clean; frontispiece; map tipped in; errata slip tipped in at front.
Leipzig: Zentralantiquariat, 1975. Facsimile Reprint Edition. Small octavo; 288pp Facsimile Reprint Edition [facsimile preserves original mis-pagination of last few leaves]; bound in white cloth boards with black titles on spine and illustration on top board; no dustjacket; spine a bit faded; contents generally very good with frontis also reproduced; from the original 1723 edition. [Spine; black letters on cream white].
n.p. United States Department of the Interior, 1946. Large Octavo; pp 392; Fair/paperback; dark beige spine with black text; full title: The Colorado River: A Comprehensive Report on the Development of the Water Resources of the Colorado River Basin for Irrigation, Power Production, and other Beneficial Uses in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; covers have noticeable wear to exterior; some black smudges to front; small chips to spine edges; thumbed corners; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; slight cracking to gutters; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
Washington, DC: USGPO, 1988. US Printing. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. tall ivory wraps spine, lengthy tiny black lettering centered for titling, spine surface has a few ridges and light wrinkling. smooth wraps cover, graphic in silver gray and ice blue between enlarged full black title. gently skimmed interior, neatly aligned corners and interior clear, no marks or writing to the slick off white stock. text accompanied by large figures (photos, images, graphs), tables and includes two large fold out plates in rear pocket. lightly shelfworn, with neat clear edges, all sides. approx. 278 pp.
New York: United Nations, 1966. Reprint. Two Volume Set; Reprint; Quarto; VG-/G+; Spines are black with small white and green text; DJ has general shelf wear, edge wear, age-toning, scuffs and marks, creases and tears along edges, material loss to corners and along edges, design is clear; Boards have light edge wear, joints are strong; Text block has minimal signs of handling, binding is strong, content is clear; Vol. one and two pp 1078; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.